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Assessment and Grading in Classrooms

By Susan M. Brookhart, Anthony J. Nitko

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 10, 2007

Table of Contents

  1. Classroom Decision Making
  2. Validity and Reliability
  3. Learning Goals
  4. Higher-Order Thinking
  5. Planning Assessment and Instruction
  6. Formative Assessment
  7. Completion and Selected Response Test Items
  8. Constructed Response Items
  9. Performance Assessment
  10. Scoring: Points, Rubrics, and Other Scales
  11. Grading
  12. Interpreting Standardized Test Scores


Appendix A: Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students

Appendix B: Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education Revised  

Appendix C: Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement

Appendix D: Summaries of Taxonomies of Educational Objectives: Cognitive, Affective, & Psychomotor Domains

Appendix E: Categories of Learning Targets Derived from the Dimensions of Learning Model

Appendix F: Examples of Alternative Blueprints for a Summative Unit Assessment

Appendix G: Scoring Guide for Nebraska’s 8th Grade Writing Rubrics for Descriptive Writing

Appendix H: Key Elements of Good Answers to Exercises




Name Index

Subject Index

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