ERIC Number: ED480379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators.
Wall, Janet E., Ed.; Walz, Garry R., Ed.
This book attempts to promote improved understanding of assessment concepts by addressing the broad expanse of issues facing educators as they go about their duties and fulfill their responsibilities in schools and classrooms. The chapters in the book address some of the "hot button" issues related to testing and assessment in our nation's schools, as well as providing a basic understanding of testing concepts. Chapters include: "Why Use Tests and Assessments" (J. Fremer and J. Wall); "Fair and Valid Use of Educational Testing in Grades K-12" (J. E. Helms); "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Performance" (N. S. Hartman, M. A. McDaniel, and D.L. Whetzel); "A Test User's Guide to Serving a Multicultural Community" (D. Lundberg and W. Kirk); "Testing Students with Limited English Proficiency" (K. F. Geisinger); "Assessing Students with Serious Mental Health and Behavioral Problems" (J. C. Hansen and A. L. Conlon); "Assessment of Family Issues" (C. S. Cashwell and R. H. Watts, Jr.); "Issues in College Admissions Testing" (J. P. Noble and W. J. Camara); "Educational Assessment in a Reform Context" (M. H. Kean); "Education Assessment in an Era of Accountability" (P. Behuniak); "Applications of Professional Ethics in Educational Assessment" (P. N. Wickwire); "Training Educators to Develop Good Educational Tests" (P. J. McDivitt); "Assessment Competencies for School Counselors" (P. B. Elmore and R. B. Ekstrom); "Beyond Assessment to Best Grading Practice" (L. A. Carlson); "Program Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment: Documenting the Worth of Educational Programs" (B. T. Erford and C. Moore-Thomas); "Facilitating Career Development: Assessment and Interpretation Practices" (T. F. Harrington and R. W. Feller); "Technology, Collaboration, and Better Practice: The Future of Assessment in Education and Counseling" (J. Hansen); and "Harnessing the Power of Technology: Testing and Assessment Applications" (J. E. Wall). Each chapter contains references. (GCP)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, School Counselors, Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, Greensboro, NC 27402 (ISBN-1-56109-099-9, $59.95). Tel: 336-334-4114; Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; National Board of Certified Counselors, Greensboro, NC.
Note: For individual chapters, see CG 032 609-659.