ERIC Number: ED423265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Assessment in the Classroom.
Airasian, Peter W.
In view of the curriculum revision that has become increasingly common in teacher education, "Assessment in the Classroom" has been designed to fit a variety of curriculum arrangements. Because of its modest length and price and its focus on the assessment needs of regular classroom teachers, it can be the core text in brief or full-length assessment courses, or can be used to teach the assessment unit in educational psychology courses or the assessment component of integrated methods courses. The following chapters are included: (1) "The Classroom as an Assessment Environment"; (2) "Assessment in Planning and Delivering Instruction"; (3) "Formal Assessment: Teacher-Made Tests"; (4) "Performance Assessment"; (5) "Grading Pupil Performance"; and (6) "Standardized Achievement Tests." The special purpose of this text is to show how assessment principles apply to the full range of teacher decision making, from organizing the class, to planning and conducting instruction, to the formal evaluation of learning, and finally grading. Built into the text are discussions of comprehensive assessment, validity and reliability, and practical guidelines with discussions of teacher thinking. References follow each chapter. (Contains 21 figures and 47 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Education Majors, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Performance Based Assessment, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Use
McGraw Hill, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020; http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com/search.html ($20.63).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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