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Measurement and Assessment in Teaching (10th Edition) Hardcover – March 10, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0132408936 ISBN-10: 0132408937 Edition: 10th
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Measurement and Assessment in Teaching, 10/e

M. David Miller, Robert L. Linn, and Norman Gronlund

 

 

Measurement and Assessment in Teaching, tenth edition, introduces the elements of measurement and assessment that are essential to good teaching. In a presentation that assumes no previous knowledge of assessment or measurement, the text provides crystal clear step-by-step instruction on such topics as constructing test questions, aligning assessment with learning goals, and interpreting standardized tests. 

 

The tenth edition includes:

Significant coverage of the Standards Movement and No Child Left Behind legislation

  • For example, see Chapter 1 for discussions of the changing context of testing and the assessments required to meet state and federal mandates.

Detailed, straightforward guidelines for how to construct test items with many concrete examples

  • Step-by-step Checklists and Guidelines are provided to help students apply content.  These provide quick reference guides for how to write items, provide feedback to students, and more.  (See, for example, pp. 60, 179, 212 and 321.)

Coverage of both formative and summative assessment and of all practical aspects of classroom assessment teachers need

  • Including informal assessment procedures like observation (Chapter 13), methods for constructing objective test items(Chapters 7 and 8), measuring complex achievement (Chapters 9-11), assessing portfolios (Chapter 12), grading (Chapter 15), and evaluating published tests (Chapters 16-19).
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 10 edition (March 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132408937
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132408936
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Held on December 14, 2009
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To add the chorus of negative views on this very bad textbook would probably be redundant, but I advise other readers not to buy it even if it's required for a class. It is a completely obfuscating and redundant text. You'd actually be better off not reading it and getting the information somewhere else where you can achieve an understanding of the subject matter, because you won't get it here. This book seems to be made with two ideas in mind: a) make it as long as possible, so it can be as thick and expensive as possible and b) make simple concepts difficult to understand thereby forcing students to buy it to understand it. So Don't be fooled!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Borror on September 30, 2009
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My classmates and professor all agree that this book is horribly written and incredibly difficult for a non-expert to sift through and comprehend. The authors contradict each other continually and the specific ideas in the book are not well explained. I cannot imagine that there is not another text out there on the subject that is more well-written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Perfectionista on February 13, 2012
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I don't understand why any professor in their right mind would select such a terrible book for their students. I do not agree with the reviewer who said its easy enough for the college level. If I could give it a negative score I would. The terminology is extremely technical and math focused.
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By Jor on January 21, 2013
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Wow, this is a horrible book. I don't need to go into detail as many of the other reviewers have already explained, but this is quite possibly the worst book I have ever been forced to read. If you don't absolutely have to read this book...don't.

The only saving grace for the book is the summary at the end of each chapter. They really contain all the information you would need in regards to the material. I feel like they just tried as hard as possible to bloat the chapters with meaningless content to make the book bigger because they couldn't make a full textbook out of the summaries alone.

Avoid this if you can.
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Teachers don't always have a course in educational measurement as an undergrad and enter the classroom not knowing the statistical basics for creating valid and reliable assessments. This book is perfect for classroom teachers and instructional coaches. It's also a great tool for professional development. This is a textbook, so taking the course at a college first would be beneficial. Afterwards, reteach it to your entire faculty. It's a real game changer in creating authentic assessments.
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I hate this book. I wish I had a say in what book to use for class, but this was required reading. It was so dry and boring, full of statistics-type language, no interesting graphics. The few text boxes they had were often irrelevant or confusing. As a future teaching, the entire Part I (chapters 1-5) were essentially useless to me. I wish they would have less theory and more practical applications for the average teacher. I don't feel like I learned much here.
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For a textbook advertized as "used-good" I find it acceptable that it has highlighted parts by previous user. However, I find it unacceptable that a complete chapter in the middle of the book is missing (cut out). Resellers should check books more effectively and notify potential buyers ("some parts missing") and substantially lower the price for an incomplete book.
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By Amanda Truck on November 1, 2014
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Honestly, most of the stuff in this book is kind of common sense. It is about how to write tests and quizzes, and because most of us have spent years taking tests in school, we understand most of it. However, having the book will probably help you pass your class on this.
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