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Student Assessment and Testing

Four Volume Set
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May 2008 | 1 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This 4 volume set brings together key articles from the literature providing theoretical discussion and reporting research in student assessment throughout the range from pre-school to post-school education. The range of purposes, procedures, policies and properties of assessment are covered in the four volumes. The articles cover issues and practices of wide general application to provide an unparalleled resource.

Volume 1, Assessment Roles and Purposes, focuses on the role that assessment and testing can take in education. It includes some key articles on a major theme of the 1990s and early 21st century, that of using assessment to help teaching and learning, and on how assessment for this use may or may not be related to other uses, such as for reporting on learning.

Volume 2, Methods and Technical Issues in Assessment, brings together studies of different ways of conducting assessment going beyond testing, and some that are designed to assess a range of competencies such as problem-solving, learning dispositions and critical thinking. Related issues of validity and reliability are also included.

Volume 3, National and International Assessment, includes articles on the methods, design and use of findings of national surveys, such as NAEP and the APU, and international surveys of the IEA and OECD. Related issues about standards, and the interpretation and reporting of results are also discussed.

Volume 4, Assessment Policies and Systems, considers how assessment and testing for a particular purpose impacts on students, teachers and on other parts of an assessment system. It includes matters relating to equity and the high stakes use of test scores for accountability.


 
VOLUME I
 
PART ONE: ASSESSMENT ROLES AND PURPOSES
L Allal and G P Ducrey
Assessment of - or in - the Zone of Proximal Development
P Black and D Wiliam
'Assessment and Classroom Learning'
A L Brown, J C Campione, L S Webber and K McGilly
Interactive Learning Environments
A New Look at Assessment and Instruction

 
R Butler
Enhancing and Undermining Intrinsic Motivation:
The Effects of Task-Involving and Ego-Involving Evaluation on Interest and Performance

 
B Cowie and B Bell
'A Model of Formative Assessment in Science Education'
F J R C Dochy, G Moerkerke and R Martens
Integrating Assessment, Learning and Instruction
Assessment of Domain-Specific and Domain-Transcending Prior Knowledge and Progress

 
J R Frederiksen and A Collins
A Systems Approach to Educational Testing
C Gipps
Socio-Cultural Aspects of Assessment
W Harlen
Teachers' Summative Practices and Assessment for Learning - Tensions and Synergies
A Lewy
Postmodernism in the Field of Achievement Testing
R L Linn
Educational Assessment
Expanded Expectations and Challenges

 
G F Madaus
A National Testing System
Manna from Above? An Historical/Technological Perspective

 
J W Pellegrino, N Chudowsky and R Glaser
Knowing What Students Know
The Science and Design of Educational Assessments

 
 
VOLUME II CONTINUES FROM PART ONE: ASSESSMENT ROLES AND PURPOSES
R Sadler
Formative Assessment and The Design of Instructional Systems
L Shepard
The Role of Assessment in a Learning Culture
R J Stiggins
Two Disciplines of Educational Assessment
C K Tittle
Towards an Educational-Psychology of Assessment for Teaching and Learning - Theories, Contexts and Validation Arguments
D Wiliam and P Black
Meanings and Consequences
A Basis for Distinguishing Formative and Summative Functions of Assessment?

 
 
PART TWO: METHODS AND TECHINICAL ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT
E L Baker and R E Mayer
Computer-Based Assessment of Problem Solving
M Carr and G Claxton
Tracking the Development of Learning Dispositions
T J Crooks, M T Kane and A S Cohen
Threats to the Valid use of Assessments
C Gipps and G Stobart
Alternative Assessment
W Harlen
Trusting Teachers' Judgment
Research Evidence of the Reliability and Validity of Teachers' Assessment Used for Summative Purposes

 
D Koretz
Large-Scale Portfolio Assessment in the US
Evidence Pertaining to the Quality of Measurement

 
D Leat and A Nichols
Brains on the Table
Diagnostic and Formative Assessment Through Observation

 
R L Linn, E Baker and S Dunbar
Complex, Performance-Based Assessment
Expectations and Validation Criteria

 
S Messick
Validity
A J Nitko
Curriculum-Based Continuous Assessment
A Framework for Concepts, Procedures and Policy

 
W J Popham
What's Wrong - and What's Right - With Rubrics
L B Resnick and D P Resnick
Assessing the Thinking Curriculum
New Tools for Educational Reform

 
 
VOLUME III CONTINUES FROM PART TWO: METHODS AND TECHNICAL ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT
R J Shavelson, G P Baxter and X Gao
Sampling Variability of Performance Assessments
L Shepard
Evaluating Test Validity
K Stokking, M van der Schaaf, J Jaspers and G Erkens
Teachers' Assessment of Students' Research Skills
M Wilson and K Sloane
From Principles to Practice
An Embedded Assessment System

 
S S Yeh
Tests Worth Teaching to
Constructing State-Mandated Tests That Emphasise Critical Thinking

 
 
PART THREE: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT
J M Atkin and P J Black
Policy Perils and International Comparisons
The TIMSS Case

 
P J Black
APU Science - The Past and the Future
A Blum, H Goldstein and H F Guerin-Pace
International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)
An Analysis of International Comparisons of Adult Literacy

 
M Brown
FIMS and SIMS
The First Two IEA International Mathematics Surveys

 
J Cannell
Nationally Normed Elementary Achievement Testing in America's Public Schools
How all 50 States are Above the National Average

 
M J Cresswell
The Role of Public Examinations in Defining and Monitoring Standards
R A Garden
Development of TIMSS Performance Assessment Tasks
G V Glass
Standards and Criteria
H Goldstein
International Comparisons of Students Attainment
Some Issues Arising from the PISA Study

 
R K Hambleton
On the Use of Cut-Off Scores with Criterion-Referenced Tests in Instructional Settings
W Harlen
The Assessment of Scientific Literacy in the OECD/PISA Project
T Kellaghan and G Madaus
External (Public) Exams
P Kellaghan
IEA Studies and Educational Policy
R L Linn, E Graue and N M Sanders
Comparing State and District Test Results to National Norms
The Validity of Claims that "Everyone is Above Average"

 
 
VOLUME FOUR CONTINUES FROM PART THREE: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT
I Robertson
Issues Relating to Curriculum, Policy and Gender Raised by National and International Surveys in Mathematics
P Tymms, C Merrell and P Jones
Using Baselines Assessment Data to Make International Comparisons
 
PART FOUR: ASSESSMENT POLICIES AND SYSTEMS
P W Airasian
Symbolic Validation
The Case of State-Mandated, High Stakes Testing

 
E L Baker and F O'Neil, Jnr
Performance Assessment and Equity
P J Black
Dreams, Strategies and Systems
Portraits of Assessment Past, Present and Future

 
P J Black and D Wiliam
Large-Scale Assessment Systems Design Principles Drawn from International Comparisons
M M Clarke, G F Madaus, C L Horn and M A Ramos
Retrospective on Educational Testing and Assessment in the 20th Century
T J Crooks
The Impact of Classroom Evaluation Practices on Students
K Ecclestone and J Pryor
Learning Careers or Assessment Careers?: The Impact of Assessment Systems on Learning
C Gipps
Accountability Testing and the Implications for Teacher Professionalism
H Goldstein
Using Pupil Performance Data for Judging Schools and Teachers
Scope and Limitations

 
W Harlen and R Deakin Crick
Testing and Motivation for Learning
D T Hickey, S J Zuiker, G Taasoobshirazi, N J Schafer and M A Michael
Balancing Varied Assessment Functions to Attain Systemic Validity
Three is the Magic Number

 
D Hursh
The Growth of High-Stakes Testing in the USA
Accountability, Markets and the Decline of Educational Equality

 
R L Linn
Assessment and Accountability
W J Popham
Two-Plus Decades of Educational Objectives
L B Resnick
Performance Puzzles
G Stobart
Fairness in Multicultural Assessment Systems
P Tymms
Are Standards Rising in English Primary Schools?
D Wiliam, C Lee, C Harrison and P Black
Teachers Developing Assessment for Learning
Impact on Student Achievement

 

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