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Measurement and Assessment in Teaching, 11th Edition

By M. David Miller, Robert L. Linn, Norman E. Gronlund

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 3, 2012


For Classroom Assessment and Test and Measurement courses in Education Departments

For years, this outstanding, classic text has been the market leader for courses in Classroom Assessment and Tests and Measurement. In a presentation that assumes no previous knowledge of assessment or measurement, the text provides crystal clear step-by-step instruction on such topics as constructing test questions, aligning assessment with learning goals, and interpreting standardized tests. Providing readers with an understanding of the role of assessment in the instructional process, the book helps students learn how to construct effective test questions that are aligned with learning outcomes, evaluate published tests, and properly interpret scores of standardized tests.  Measurement and Assessment in Teaching, eleventh edition, introduces the elements of measurement and assessment that are essential to good teaching, once again paving the way for future educators.  


Highlights of the New Edition include:

  • Objectives that clarify what should be learned from each chapter 
  • A discussion of the role of the Common Core Standards (Chapters 1, 3, and 4)
  • Strategies to align tests with content standards (Chapter 4)
  • Increased coverage on effective uses of formative assessment (Chapter 2)
  • Presentation of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Framework as a system for test planning (Chapter 3)
  • Inclusion of multiple methods used to examine the fairness of tests for multiple populations (Chapter 4)
  • Updated information on standardized achievement and aptitude tests (Chapters 16 and 17)

Table of Contents

Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

By M. David Miller and Robert Linn


Part I: The Measurement and Assessment Process

Chapter 1: Educational Testing and Assessment: Context, Issues, and Trends

Chapter 2: The Role of Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

Chapter 3: Instructional Goals and Objectives: Foundation for Assessment

Chapter 4: Validity

Chapter 5: Reliability and Other Desired Characteristics


Part II: Classroom Tests and Assessments

Chapter 6: Planning Classroom Tests and Assessments

Chapter 7: Constructing Objective Test Items: Simple Forms

Chapter 8: Constructing Objective Test Items: Multiple Choice Forms

Chapter 9: Measuring Complex Achievement: The Interpretive Exercise

Chapter 10: Measuring Complex Achievement: Essay Questions

Chapter 11: Measuring Complex Achievement: Performance-Based Assessments

Chapter 12: Portfolios

Chapter 13: Assessment Procedures: Observational Techniques, Peer Appraisal, and Self-Report

Chapter 14: Assembling, Administering, and Appraising Classroom Tests and Assessments

Chapter 15: Grading and Reporting


Part III: Selecting and Using Published Tests

Chapter 16: Achievement Tests

Chapter 17: Aptitude Tests

Chapter 18: Test Selection, Administration, and Use

Chapter 19: Interpreting Test Scores and Norms


Appendix A: Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

Appendix B:  Content Standards

Appendix C: Elementary Statistics

Appendix D: Relating Assessment Procedures to Instructional Objectives

Appendix E: Selected Published Tests

Appendix F: Test Publishers

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

Appendix H: Professional Journals for Locating Measurement and Assessment Articles