Assessment Bias: How to Banish It, Mastering Assessment: A Self-Service System for Educators, Pamphlet 4

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Biased tests, by definition, diminish the validity of the inferences drawn from them about students’ abilities and accomplishments. This booklet, Assessment Bias: How to Banish It, shows teachers how to identify bias and also how to reduce or, ideally, eliminate it completely. 

 

MASTERING ASSESSMENT is a set of fifteen practical, easy-to-use booklets covering a wide range of topics related to educational assessment and accountability. These groundbreaking booklets put the most relevant information on assessment at teachers’ fingertips and provide an important resource for educators looking to learn the ins and outs of becoming “assessment literate.” Paired with the series' F acilitator's Guide (available for download at no additional charge from Pearson's Instructor Resource Center), Mastering Assessment is the perfect tool for building assessment literacy either in self-study or a professional development program.  

 

 

Don't miss all the books in the Mastering Assessment Series by W. James Popham:

· Appropriate and Inappropriate Tests for Evaluating Schools

· Assessing Students’ Affect

· Assessing Students with Disabilities

· Assessment Bias: How to Banish It

· Classroom Evidence of Successful Teaching

· College Entrance Examinations: The SAT and the ACT

· Constructed-Response Tests: Building and Bettering

· How Testing Can Help Teaching

· Interpreting the Results of Large-Scale Assessments

· Portfolio Assessment and Performance Testing

· Reliability: What Is It and Is It Necessary?

· Selected-Response Tests: Building and Bettering

· The Role of Rubrics in Testing and Teaching

· Test Preparation: Sensible or Sordid?

· Validity: Assessment’s Cornerstone

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· What constitutes assessment bias?

· Where does assessment bias come from?

· How can you reduce bias, and thus increase the validity of test-based inferences?

 

Biased tests, by defi nition, diminish the validity of the inferences drawn from them

about students’ abilities and accomplishments. This booklet, Assessment Bias: How

to Banish It, shows teachers how to identify bias and also how to reduce or, ideally,

eliminate it completely. 

 

MASTERING ASSESSMENT is a set of fifteen practical, easy-to-use booklets covering a

wide range of topics related to educational assessment and accountability. These groundbreaking

booklets put the most relevant information on assessment at teachers’ fi ngertips

and provide an important resource for educators looking to learn the ins and outs of

becoming “assessment literate.”

 

W. James Popham is a nationally recognized expert on educational testing. For 30 years

he taught courses at UCLA in instructional methods for prospective teachers, and courses

in evaluation and measurement. He has also authored over 25 books in the fi elds of

curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

About the Author:

W. James Popham is a nationally recognized expert on educational testing. For 30 years he taught courses at UCLA in instructional methods for prospective teachers, and courses in evaluation and measurement. He has also authored over 25 books in the fields of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

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