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Assessment of Student Achievement, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By C. Keith Waugh, Norman E. Gronlund

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 21, 2012

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Written for courses in Classroom Assessment (Educational Psychology, Tests & Measurements).


A practical guide for educators who want to learn how to prepare valid assessment instruments that contribute to effective instruction and student learning, this respected resource is the best preparation on the market for developing proven, sound, high-quality assessments for use in the classroom.


C. Keith Waugh and Norman E. Gronlund present the strongest set of strategies available to teachers to assess then build the skills of all learners in today’s schools. Written in a simple and direct manner, using frequent examples and illustrations to clarify important points, the text is a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment that is rooted in effective classroom learning and instruction. The authors’ approach emphasizes testing as well as performance evaluation—each used when it is most appropriate—as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. This highly-regarded textbook, replete with thorough updates in the new tenth edition, is the best preparation on the market for educators who want to be successful at testing and assessing all students in their classrooms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Achievement Assessment and Instruction

Chapter 2: Nature of Student Assessment

Chapter 3: Planning for Assessment

Chapter 4: Validity and Reliability

Chapter 5: Preparing and Using Achievement Tests

Chapter 6: Writing Selection Items: Multiple Choice

Chapter 7: Writing Selection Items: True-False, Matching, and Interpretive Exercise

Chapter 8: Writing Supply Items: Short Answer and Essay

Chapter 9: Performance Assessments

Chapter 10: Assessment in Distance Education

Chapter 11: Grading and Reporting

Chapter 12: Interpreting Standardized Achievement Test Scores

Chapter 13: Using Assessment in Action Research


Appendix A: Revised Edition of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

Appendix B: Self-Assessment Answer Key


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Assessment of Student Achievement, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$37.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-286904-1