ERIC Number: ED528447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Assessment in Action
Shermis, Mark D.; DiVesta, Francis J.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
"Classroom Assessment in Action" clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then provide clear and ordered discussions of how assessment and instruction is integrated into a functional process to enhance student learning. Guidelines are set forth for constructing various common assessments. Procedures are laid out to evaluate and improve assessments once they are constructed. Ultimately, the authors shed light on the myriad of factors that impact test score interpretation. In today's classroom, technology has become a constant companion, and "Classroom Assessment in Action" exposes teacher candidates to emerging technologies they might encounter in building their repertoire of assessments, whether it be automated essay scoring or electronic portfolios. "Classroom Assessment in Action" guides its readers to a complete and thorough understanding of assessment and measurement so that they can confidently work with students and parents in explaining results, whether they are from a high-stakes statewide assessment or the grading philosophy to which they ascribe.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Scores, Measurement, Educational Assessment, Test Results, Evaluation Utilization, Computer Assisted Testing, Essays, Portfolio Assessment, Educational Technology, Educational Philosophy, Federal Legislation, Observation, Criterion Referenced Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Test Interpretation, Classroom Observation Techniques, Informal Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Test Construction, Scoring Rubrics, Test Format, Test Selection, Educational Resources, Guidelines, Individual Differences, Response to Intervention, High Stakes Tests, Educational Policy, Accountability, Best Practices, Teacher Education, Test Bias, Testing Accommodations
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress