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Measurement & Assessment in Education

Measurement & Assessment in Education

Author(s):
  • Cecil R Reynolds
  • Arbind Jha
  • Ronald B Livingston
  • Victor Willson
  • Author: Cecil R Reynolds
    • ISBN:9789332574502
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9332574502
    • Price:Rs. 449.00
    • Pages:473
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


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    The purpose of this book is to educate the reader about the different ways in which we can measure constructs of interest to us in schools and the ways to ensure that we do the best job possible in designing our own classroom assessments. We also provide detailed information on a variety of assessments used by other professionals in schools, such as school psychologists, so the reader can interact with these other professionals more intelligently and use the results of the many assessments that occur in schools to do a better job with the students. Not only is the classroom assessment process covered in detail, but the use of various standardized tests also is covered. The regular or general education classroom is emphasized, but special applications of the evaluation and measurement processes to students with disabilities are also noted

    and explained.

    Table of Content

    Preface
    Preface to the Indian Edition
    1 Introduction to Educational Assessment
    2 The Basic Mathematics of Measurement
    3 The Meaning of Test Scores
    4 Reliability for Teachers
    5 Validity for Teachers
    6 Item Analysis for Teachers
    7 The Initial Steps in Developing a Classroom Test
    8 The Development and Use of Selected-Response Items
    9 The Development and Use of Constructed-Response Items
    10 Performance Assessments and Portfolios
    11 Assigning Grades on the Basis of Classroom Assessments
    12 Standardized Achievement Tests in the Era of High-Stakes Assessment
    13 The Use of Aptitude Tests in the Schools
    14 Assessment of Behavior and Personality 
    15 Assessment Accommodations
    16 The Problem of Bias in Educational Assessment
    17 Best Practices in Educational Assessment
    APPENDIX
    References
    Index
     

    Salient Features

    1. The present edition of Measurement and Assessment in Education has accommodated some pertinent changes aimed at making the text friendly to the Indian readers.
    2. Special attention has been paid to showcase important topics and sub-topics like purpose and practice of assessment, the appropriateness of use of assessment and evaluation, Right to Education Act, 2009 and Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 with reference to assessment, a guide to understanding and using test results.                                                                                                                                                                             3.  Educational objectives based on constructivist approach, practice of assessment in Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS)."