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Developing and Using Classroom Assessments, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Albert Oosterhof

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 29, 2008

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This updated, brief, inexpensive book focuses on how to write, construct, and use assessments in the classroom. It continues to take a balanced approach to assessment, involving both traditional and innovative techniques. It includes the development and use of written tests, informal assessments, portfolios, and performance assessments. This balanced approach to assessment is what prospective teachers need when they get into the classroom.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

            Significance of Measurement

            Distinction Between Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation

            Settings Where Assessments Show Up

            Distinction Between Formal and Informal Assessments

            Roles of Assessment in the Classroom

            Maximum Versus Typical Performance

            Summary

            Key terms

 

PART 1 — How to Establish a Framework for Assessing Your Students

 

Chapter 2: How Assessments Are Interpreted and Used

            Frames of Reference for Interpreting Performance

            Meaning of Criterion and Norm-Referenced Interpretations

            Choosing the Appropriate Interpretation

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 3: Measurable Objectives and Goals

            Categories of Learning Outcomes

            Levels of Cognitive Complexity

            Instructional Goals Versus Performance Objectives

            Selecting Performances that Align with Standards

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 4: Gathering Evidence of Validity

            Levels of Cognitive Complexity

            Components of Performance Objectives

            Instructional Goals Versus Performance Objectives

            Selecting Performances that Align With Standards

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 5: Generalizing Performance

            Why Observations Do Not Generalize

            Methods for Detecting Inconsistencies

            Techniques for Improving Generalizability

            Relation of Generalizability to Validity

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

PART 2 — How to Develop, Administer, and Score Written Tests

           

Chapter 6: Completion Items

            What Completion Items Can Do

            Qualities Completion Items Should Have

            Practice With Applying These Desired Qualities to Completion Items

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

 

Chapter 7: Essay Items

            What Essay Items Can Do

            Qualities Essay Items Should Have

            Practice With Applying These Desired Qualities to Essay Items

            Scoring Students’ Responses to Essay Items

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What you are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 8: Multiple-Choice Items

            What Multiple-Choice Items Can Do

            Qualities Multiple-Choice Items Should Have

            Practice With Applying These Desired Qualities To Multiple-Choice Items

            Variations of Multiple-Choice Items

            Optimal Number of Choices

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 9: Alternate-Choice Items

            Variations of Alternate-Choice Items

            What Alternate-Choice Items Can Do

            Qualities Alternate-Choice Items Should Have

            Applying These Desired Qualities To Alternate-Choice Items

            Summary

            Key Terms Introduced in the Chapter

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 10: Learning How to Take Written Tests

            Familiarity With Testing Medium

            Preparing for a Test

            Testwiseness

            Summary

            Key Terms Introduced in the Chapter

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

PART 3 — How to Develop, Administer, and Score Alternate Assessments

 

Chapter 11: Informal Observations and Questions

            Characteristics of Informal Observations and Questions

            Ensuring the Validity of Informal Assessments

            Guidelines for Using Informal Observations

            Guidelines for Using Informal Questions

            Record Keeping

            Summary

            Key Terms Introduced in the Chapter

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 12: Performance Assessment Requisites

            Characteristics of Performance Assessments

            Options for Scoring Performance Assessments

            Actions to Take Before Creating a Performance Assessment

            Key Terms Introduced in the Chapter

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 13: Creating Performance Assessments

            Establishing the Capability to Be Assessed

            Establishing the Performance to Be Observed

            Establishing a Plan for Scoring Students’ Performance

            Additional Examples of Creating Performance Assessments

            Summary

            Key Terms Introduced in the Chapter

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 14: Portfolios

            Characteristics of Portfolios

            Designing Student Portfolios

            Guiding Students’ Use of Portfolios

            Summary

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

           

PART 4 — How to Use Assessments

           

Chapter 15: Reporting Student Performance

            Reporting Systems

            Establishing Grading Criteria

            Role of Grades in Motivating and Disciplining Students

            Key Terms

            Summary

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 16: Norm-Referenced Test Scores

            Distinction Between Aptitude and Achievement Tests

            Interpreting Standard Scores

            Interpreting Percentile Ranks

            Interpreting Grade Equivalents

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

 

Chapter 17: Standards-Based Test Scores

            Interpreting Reports Related to Specific Skill Areas

            Categorizing the Proficiency of Students

            Interpreting Scale Scores

            Summary

            Key Terms

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

           

Chapter 18: Integrating Assessments into Instruction

            Using External Standards-Based Assessments

            Using Formative and Summative Evaluations

            The Role of Electronic Tools

            Key Terms

            Summary

            Answers: Apply What You Are Learning

            Something to Try

            Additional Reading

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