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ERIC Number: ED049304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 932
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Handbook on Formative and Summative Evaluation of Student Learning.
Bloom, Benjamin S.; And Others
The art and science of evaluating student learning is presented in detail to assist the classroom teacher in its application and the consequent improvement of both the teaching and learning processes. Part 1, in four sections (Education and Evaluation, Using Evaluation for Instructional Decisions, Evaluation Techniques for Cognitive and Affective Objectives and Evaluation Systems), considers exhaustively the evaluation problems teachers are likely to encounter, and provides a framework and techniques for test construction. In Part 2, individual chapters apply the principles enunciated in Part 1 to evaluation in eleven major subject disciplines and levels ranging from preschool education to art education, from secondary school mathematics to industrial education. Illustrations of objectives, testing techniques, and sample test items in the particular subject area are presented, as are tables of specifications attempting to include the relevant content and behaviors. These chapters, each by a specialist in the field, are intended to help teachers find ways of using evaluation to improve learning in their own specific area. Although this handbook was designed especially for teachers, it is also useful for students in teacher-training and graduate programs, curriculum specialists and students interested in test construction. The entire book is related to Bloom's earlier work on the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Each of the 23 chapters is supported by a comprehensive reference list. (CK)
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