For Test and Measurement courses. Also appropriate as a supplement in an Educational Psychology or Teaching Methods course where assessment is given more than cursory treatment.
This brief, inexpensive text focuses on how to write, construct, and use assessments in the classroom. It continues to take a balanced approach to assessment, involving both traditional and innovative techniques. It includes the development and use of written tests, informal assessments, portfolios, and performance assessments. This balanced approach to assessment is what prospective teachers need when they get into the classroom.
At some time or another all teachers are faced with the need to measure and evaluate learning in a course, workshop, continuing education program, or educational setting. This book is a complete and very practical guide to student evaluation. Readers will learn how to: apply the concepts of measurement, evaluation, and testing in nursing education; plan for classroom testing, create and administer tests, and analyze test results; and assess clinical competencies.
Balanced, concise, and practical, Waugh and Gronlund’s Assessment of Student Achievement, Tenth Edition , presents an exceptionally strong set of strategies to help teachers assess all learners in today’s schools. Written in a simple and direct manner, and using frequent examples and illustrations to clarify important points, the text is a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment. The authors’ approach emphasizes testing as well as performance evaluation—each used when it is most appropriate—as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. This highly-regarded textbook, replete with thorough updates in the new tenth edition, prepares educators use assessment as a tool to help develop all students in their classrooms. A great portion of the textbook is devoted to preparing and using classroom tests and performance assessments, assigning grades, and interpreting standardized test scores to individual students and parents.
Note: This is the bound-book version of Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction and does not include access to MyLab™ Education. To order MyLab Education with Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the bound-book version, use ISBN 0134522087.
A comprehensive, nontechnical, engaging, look at how assessment is used to improve student learning and motivation.
Drawing on recent research and new directions in the field, this concise, engaging book shows teachers how to use classroom assessment effectively for improving student learning and motivation. Key strategies and techniques are demonstrated through practical, realistic examples, suggestions, and case studies. The new edition emphasizes formative assessment and includes more in-depth coverage of self-assessment, the impact of standards-based accountability testing, 21st century knowledge, dispositions and skills, technology-enhanced items, and assessment of culturally diverse students. Each chapter provides aids to help readers learn and practice the skills of that chapter, including new Teacher Corners features illustrating actual teachers’ thinking about classroom assessment, introductory case studies, chapter concept maps, new figures, suggestions for action research, self-instructional review exercises, and links to digital resources.
Also available with MyLab Education
Designed to bring learners more directly into the world of K-12 classrooms and to help them see the real and powerful impact of the assessment concepts covered in this book, MyLab Education provides practice using classroom assessment concepts in teaching situations, helps students and instructors see how well students understand the content, and helps students more deeply process assessment concepts and strategies and also better understand how to use those concepts as a teacher. The online resources in this MyLab include:
Video Examples. Throughout the eText, embedded videos provide illustrations of sound assessment practices in action. Self-Check Assessments. Throughout the chapters, students will find self-check quizzes that help assess how well students have mastered chapter learning outcomes. The quizzes consist of self-grading multiple choice items that provide rationales, both for questions answered correctly and for questions answered incorrectly. Application Exercises. These scaffolded exercises, tied to learning outcomes, challenge learners to reflect on assessment and to apply what they have learned to real classroom assessment work. MyLab Education includes the Pearson eText version of the book.
For Classroom Assessment and Test and Measurement courses in Education Departments
For years, this outstanding, classic text has been the market leader for courses in Classroom Assessment and Tests and Measurement. In a presentation that assumes no previous knowledge of assessment or measurement, the text provides crystal clear step-by-step instruction on such topics as constructing test questions, aligning assessment with learning goals, and interpreting standardized tests. Providing readers with an understanding of the role of assessment in the instructional process, the book helps students learn how to construct effective test questions that are aligned with learning outcomes, evaluate published tests, and properly interpret scores of standardized tests. Measurement and Assessment in Teaching, eleventh edition, introduces the elements of measurement and assessment that are essential to good teaching, once again paving the way for future educators.
Highlights of the New Edition include:Objectives that clarify what should be learned from each chapter A discussion of the role of the Common Core Standards (Chapters 1, 3, and 4) Strategies to align tests with content standards (Chapter 4) Increased coverage on effective uses of formative assessment (Chapter 2) Presentation of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Framework as a system for test planning (Chapter 3) Inclusion of multiple methods used to examine the fairness of tests for multiple populations (Chapter 4) Updated information on standardized achievement and aptitude tests (Chapters 16 and 17)
Interest in what constitutes effective teaching in Pre-K-12 and higher education is nearly universal. This important text explores this interest at the college and university level from a unique, international perspective. Teaching at the University Level: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from the United States and Russia brings to one publication the ideas of United States and Russian educators who work as faculty and administrators in American and Russian universities. In their introductory remarks, the President of the American university and the Rector of the Russian university appropriately address the need for the text, calling for greater attention to be given to the study of pedagogy at the university level. They observe that, while professors in colleges and universities are acknowledged as being expert in the subject matter that they teach, they have not, traditionally, had in-depth preparation for the communication of that subject matter to others. Specifically, chapters include important discussions on the purpose of education at the university level; establishing positive classroom environments conducive to student learning; techniques of teaching and motivating students; student-centered and teacher-centered teaching techniques; strategies for active, participatory teaching; the importance of understanding and responding to the cultural backgrounds of students; and methods of assessing students learning. Each of these discussions addresses a key area important to effective teaching at the university level. This text will benefit beginning as well as experienced professors as they endeavor to make their instruction more purposeful, dynamic and engaging. It also will be beneficial to anyone interested in exploring issues and trends in the field of higher education.