ERIC Number: ED418117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Assessment of Children and Youth.
Cohen, Libby G.; Spenciner, Loraine J.
This book is designed to provide future and experienced educators and other professionals with a fundamental understanding of traditional and contemporary perspectives on the assessment of children and youth, aged 3 through 21. It features broad coverage of traditional and contemporary assessment approaches. Individual tests are discussed at length, and various assessments are explained in detail. A format for evaluating traditional and contemporary approaches is included, and case studies ("snapshots") illustrate the use of tests and assessment approaches. The text is accompanied by a World Wide Web site (http://longman.awl.com/assessnet) that provides students and instructors with numerous activities and ideas to extend learning. The following chapters are included: (1)"Looking at Assessment"; (2) "Involving Families and Being Responsive to Diversity"; (3) "Reliability and Validity"; (4) "Norms and Test Scores"; (5) "Observation, Interview, and Conferencing Skills"; (6) "Achievement: Overall Performance"; (7) "Performance-Based Assessment"; (8) "Reading"; (9) "Written Language"; (10) "Oral Language"; (11) "Mathematics"; (12) "Development of Young Children"; (13) "Cognitive Ability"; (14) "Adaptive Skills"; (15) "Problem Behavior in the Classroom"; (16) "Sensory and Motor Abilities"; (17) "Youth in Transition"; (18) "Interpreting Tests and Writing Reports"; and (19) "Implementing Program Evaluation." Each chapter contains references. (Contains 72 tables and 133 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Child Development, Children, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, Performance Based Assessment, Program Evaluation, Scoring, Student Evaluation, Test Format, Test Reliability, Test Use, Test Validity, Youth
Longman, A Division of Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 1900 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025 ($48.50); Website: http://longman.awl.com/assessnet
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
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