This text is particularly strong in helping students understand assessment as a tool of classroom learning.
Classroom Applications and Educational Measurements presents comprehensive and balanced coverage of all aspects of assessment relevant to classroom teachers: the construction and use of paper-and-pencil and alternative assessments as well as coverage of instructional objectives, grading, judging assessment quality, and standardized testing.
- The third edition expands its coverage of alternative assessments, now with a total of four chapters devoted to performance assessments, portfolios, and informal observations and questions. Specific guidelines and illustrations are included throughout this discussion.
- A chapter on the use of computers to facilitate assessment includes overlooked ways of using word processors to provide written tests, computer scoring of responses to essay tests, computer-administered and adaptive tests and computer management of student records.
- The text addresses the distinction that cognitive psychologists make between declarative and procedural knowledge and explains the important implications of this distinction to classroom assessments. Throughout the book, readers learn and immediately apply techniques for measuring these different types of student knowledge.