ERIC Number: ED417221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Assessment of Student Achievement. Sixth Edition.
Gronlund, Norman E.
This book is a practical guide for assessing the intended learning outcomes of classroom instruction. It is based on the premise that assessment of student achievement plays a vital role in instruction and that the main goal of assessment is to improve learning. The new title of this sixth edition reflects a shift from major concern with classroom testing to a greater emphasis on other types of achievement assessments. Material is presented in a simple, direct, and understandable manner that does not slight basic concepts or sacrifice technical accuracy. The following chapters are included: (1) "Achievement Assessment and Instruction"; (2) "Nature of Student Assessment"; (3) "Planning the Achievement Test"; (4) "Writing Selection Items: Multiple-Choice"; (5) "Writing Selection Items: True-False, Matching, and Interpretive Exercise"; (6) "Writing Supply Items: Short Answer and Essay"; (7) "Assembling, Administering, and Evaluating the Test"; (8) "Making Performance Assessments"; (9) "Assigning Grades"; (10) "Interpreting Standardized Achievement Test Scores"; and (11) "Validity and Reliability." Each chapter contains an initial outline, a summary of points, and suggestions for further reading. (Contains 13 figures and 14 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Objective Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Items, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing Problems
Allyn & Bacon Publishing, Longwood Division, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194-2310; telephone: 800-278-3525; fax: 515-284-2607; Internet: http://www.abacon.com/ ($29.67).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Revised edition of "How To Make Achievement Tests and Assessments, 5th Edition," 1993.