Assessment of Student Achievement (9th Edition)

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9780205597284: Assessment of Student Achievement (9th Edition)

Norman Gronlund gives teachers the tools they need to support the development of high-quality assessments in the classroom. He presents a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment that is rooted in effective classroom instruction and learning. Emphasizing that assessment is a broad term that includes testing and performance assessment, each used where it is most appropriate, Norman declares that valid assessment is necessary for effective instruction in order to improve student  learning. He devotes a portion of the book to preparing and using classroom tests and performance assessments, assigning grades, and interpreting standardized test scores to students and parents.

 

Improve student learning with strategies that work!

  • Spotlights expanded discussion of the role assessment plays during the planning of instruction.
  • Discusses validity and simple item analysis procedures in greater detail.
  • Features more examples to help teachers understand the application of assessment principles.
  • Includes references for “Additional Reading” lists.
  • An Instructor's Manual with sample test items and activities is available to adopters online by contacting your local representative.

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Norman E. Gronlund - C. Keith Waugh

Assessment of Student Achievement, 9/e

 

Now in a fresh ninth edition, this respected resource gives teachers the information they need to develop high-quality assessments to use in their classrooms. Norman E. Gronlund and new co-author C. Keith Waugh present a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment that is rooted in effective classroom instruction and learning. Their 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. With more examples, new recommended reading, and an expanded discussion of how assessment informs instruction, this book offers the strongest strategies to assess and then build the skills of all learners.

 

“The three distinguishing strengths of this book are the content, the organization, and the summaries at the ends of chapters.”  –Dr. Cheryl Cummins, Delta State University

 

“The text provides a firm foundation in assessment principles and also provides teachers with the tools that will support the development of high-quality assessments.”  –Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, University of Georgia

 

About the Author:

Norman E. Gronlund has taught at the University of Illinois and Western Washington College (Bellingham).

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