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Educational Assessment of Students


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Glossary Brief ContentsPart IThe Bases for Assessment1 Classroom Decision Making and Using Assessment 2 Describing the Goals and Learning Targets of Instruction Part IICrafting and Using Classroom Assessments3 Planning for Integrating Assessment and Instruction 4 Diagnostic and Formative Assessments 5 Completion, Short-Answer, and True-False Items 6 Multiple-Choice and Matching Exercises 7 Essay Assessment Tasks 8 Higher-Order Thinking, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking 9 Performance and Portfolio Assessments 10 Preparing Your Students to Be Assessed and Using Students' Results to Improve Your Assessments 11 Evaluating and Grading Student Progress Part IIIInterpreting and Using Standardized Tests12 Standardized Achievement Tests 13 Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores 14 Finding and Evaluating Published Assessments 15 Scholastic Aptitude, Career Interests, Attitudes, and Personality Tests Appendixes References Name IndexSubject Index

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Anthony J. Nitko, Ph.D., is a consultant in educational measurement, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona. He co-authored (with Susan Brookhart) Assessment and Grading in Classrooms (2008). He assisted several countries with classroom assessment, most recently formative student assessment in Ethiopia and portfolio assessment in Jordan. Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She was Professor and Department Chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is Senior Research Associate in the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning. She is 2007-2009 editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, a journal of the National Council on Measurement in Education. She has written or co-authored 7 books and over 40 articles on assessment.

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