For a wide variety of courses in classroom assessment. This highly respected text offers the most comprehensive discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any classroom assessment text--explaining, giving examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the traditional and alternative assessments teachers use in the classroom. The author explores assessment theories and research findings as they affect teaching and learning, and examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. To the text's hundreds of practical examples are added checklists to aid in evaluating assessment vehicles and scores of strategies for assessing higher-order thinking, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * NEW - Coverage of current topics in assessment including: formative assessment, differentiated instruction, response to intervention, universal design, and using technology for accommodations.
* NEW - Two new appendices: Implementing the Principles of Universal Design via Technology-Based Testing and Answers to Even-numbered Exercises* NEW - Additional practical examples of classroom assessment "as it happens"--Throughout the text. Show students the exceptional range of assessment tools available--provide models for developing assessments, aligning assessments with lesson plans and standards, and creating both traditional and alternative assessments.* NEW - Coverage of ways to assess students' writing skills. Teaches students how to write prompts that effectively assess different writing genres--explains the development and use of rubrics to evaluate writing.* NEW - An introductory overview in every chapter--Poses the key questions that each chapter addresses and describes how each chapter is organized. Engages students' interest in chapter content--readies them for what's important in each chapter and helps them gauge their understanding.* NEW - A glossary. Provides for easy look-up of important terms and concepts.
Anthony J. Nitko, Ph.D., is a consultant in educational measurement, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona. He co-authored (with Susan Brookhart) Assessment and Grading in Classrooms (2008). He assisted several countries with classroom assessment, most recently formative student assessment in Ethiopia and portfolio assessment in Jordan. Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She was Professor and Department Chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is Senior Research Associate in the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning. She is 2007-2009 editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, a journal of the National Council on Measurement in Education. She has written or co-authored 7 books and over 40 articles on assessment.