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Modern Classroom Assessment

Modern Classroom Assessment

September 2013 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Modern Classroom Assessment offers an applied, student-centered guide to the major research-based approaches to assessment in today’s modern classroom. Rather than simply list basic assessment formats with a few examples, as many textbooks do, award-winning professor and scholar Bruce Frey’s book fully explores all five key approaches for teacher-designed assessment—Traditional Paper-and-Pencil, Performance-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Universal Test Design, and Authentic Assessment —while making abstract concepts and guidelines clear with hundreds of real-world illustrations and examples of what actual teachers do. Offering a variety of engaging learning tools and realistic stories from the classroom, this text will give any reader a strong foundation for designing modern assessments in their own classrooms.

Chapter 1: Modern Classroom Assessment
Chapter 2: The Language of Classroom Assessment
Chapter 3: Basic Assessment Strategy: Categories of Learning, Objectives and Backward Design
Chapter 4: Formative Assessment
Chapter 5: Summative Assessment: Traditional Paper-and-Pencil Tests
Chapter 6: Constructed-Response Items and Scoring Rubrics
Chapter 7: Performance-based Assessment
Chapter 8: Authentic Assessment
Chapter 9: Universal Test Design
Chapter 10: Accommodations
Chapter 11: Understanding Scores from Classroom Assessments
Chapter 12: Making the Grade
Chapter 13: Standardized Tests
Key features

Key Features:

  • Stories from the Classroom begin each chapter with a true-to-life story about a teacher with a classroom assessment problem to solve.
  • Real-World Choices Teachers Make looks at the issues and information that help real-world teachers make smart choices.
  • Good Question! features explore questions that students may wish to ask their instructor, but often don’t.
  • There’s a Stat for That! presents statistical and mathematical procedures—computing scores, item analyses, understanding research, validity analyses and reliability estimates—that are designed to be readable, useful, and meaningful without expecting students to be statisticians.
  • Technology features spotlight digital, electronic, or Web-based resources which make assessment easier and more useful in the modern world.
  • A Closer Look presents a more detailed look at theories, ideas and methods.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

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