From the Back Cover
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).