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Assessment and Grading in Classrooms, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Susan M. Brookhart, Anthony J. Nitko

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 28, 2007

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Assessment and Grading in Classrooms is particularly geared to the needs of classroom teachers, emphasizing sound approaches to gathering both formative and summative information about student achievement of classroom learning targets, interpreting standardized tests for classroom purposes, and using information from multiple sources to help students learn.  Clear and concise, this practical book is filled with classroom examples and stories that breathe life into the concepts presented in the text.

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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