ERIC Number: ED493654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Hogan, Thomas P.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Following a practical approach, this book focuses on educational assessment as it is practiced today, in the actual world of classrooms, school systems, state departments, and national organizations. It first covers the basic concepts applicable to all types of assessment: statistical concepts, reliability, validity, and interpretive frameworks. Then it explores the preparation of teacher-made tests, standardized tests, and other important areas such as grading, legal issues, and evaluating one's own teaching. Following a preface, this book is divided into 15 chapters: (1) Introduction: The World of Educational Assessment; (2) Statistics: Just a Little Bit; (3) Reliability: Stability of Performance; (4) Validity: What the Test Measures; (5) Norms and Criteria: Interpreting Student Performance; (6) Planning for Assessment; (7) Selected-Response Items: Multiple-Choice, True-False, Matching; (8) Constructed-Response Items: Essays, Performances, Portfolios; (9) Interests, Creativity, and Non-Test Indicators; (10) Administering and Analyzing Your Tests; (11) Standardized Tests I: Achievement; (12) Standardized Tests II: Ability, Interests, Personality; (13) Grading and Reporting; (14) Educational Assessment and the Law; and (15) Evaluating Teaching: Applying Assessment to Yourself. Appendixes conclude the book.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Statistics, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Norms, Evaluation Criteria, Student Evaluation, Planning, Objective Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Essay Tests, Portfolio Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Interests, Creativity, Testing, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests, Personality Measures, Interest Inventories, Ability Identification, Grading, Laws, Teacher Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Made Tests
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