Measurement and Statistics for Teachers deftly combines descriptive statistics and measurement in the classroom into a student-friendly, practical volume. Based on a course taught by the author for the past 25 years, this book offers to undergraduate education students a clear account of the basic issues in measurement and details best practices for administering performance assessments, interpreting test scores, and evaluating student writing. This second edition includes updated pedagogical features, timely discussions of student assessment, state standards (including NCLB), and an expanded focus that incorporates the needs of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary teachers.
Assessment and evaluation are central to the educational system of a country as they impact the national policy of education, besides helping in framing future strategies for growth of the nation. The process of measurement, evaluation and assessment is interlinked with curriculum and teaching–learning methods enabling learning outcomes to be determined. Good quality assessment is instrumental in determining a student’s future goal and career path, besides impacting all stakeholders of the school system. An effective school system cannot be built where the students are examined on the basis of mere paper and pencil tests. Today schools have access to the use of a range of techniques for student’s assessment, teacher performance, school’s effectiveness and the evaluation of the school system as a whole. The aim of the book is to provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of measurement, evaluation and statistics in education—both from theoretical and practical aspects. It also offers a concise, step-by-step guide that helps in making assessment simple and economical in terms of money and time, besides being a boon for any institution. The book contains effective strategies to facilitate enhanced learning by explaining the interpretation of test scores. It has several Illustrative examples drawn from the author′s experience. Portfolios are proving to be a great way of assessment, and how to incorporate them in the teaching–learning process is dealt with in detail. Instructions for constructing rubrics for evaluation of different domains of learning, i.e., cognitive, psychomotor and affective have also been included in the book. Item analysis, basic statistics and different types of tests are discussed elaborately.
The Seventh Edition of Educational Testing and Measurement retains the jargon-free, reader-friendly, conversational style that has been the key to its success, and continues to emphasize practical assessment strategies that prepare teachers-in-training for today’s challenges in measuring student progress. A new chapter (Chapter 2) addresses in balanced fashion the issues and controversies that surround the rapidly spreading high-stakes testing phenomenon. The text provides practical strategies to help both teachers and students enhance performance and cope with the stresses of high-stakes testing. In the new edition, Kubiszyn and Borich also expand the coverage of essay items with many new examples and include new information about the assessment of higher-order thinking, knowledge organization and use of open-book exams
Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability
Author: Robert J. Wright
Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).
Increased demands for colleges and universities to engage in outcomes assessment for accountability purposes have accelerated the need to bridge the gap between higher education practice and the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. The Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education provides higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, institutional researchers who generate and analyze data, and faculty with an integrated handbook of theory, method, and application. This valuable resource brings together applied terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances from the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation to facilitate informed decision-making in higher education. Special Features: Contributing Authors are world-renowned scholars across the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, including: Robert E. Stake, Trudy W. Banta, Michael J. Kolen, Noreen M. Webb, Kurt Geisinger, Robert J. Mislevy, Ronald K. Hambleton, Rebecca Zwick, John Creswell, and Margaret D. LeCompte. Depth of Coverage includes classroom assessment and student outcomes; assessment techniques for accountability and accreditation; test theory, item response theory, validity and reliability; qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods evaluation; context and ethics of assessment. Questions and Exercises follow each Section to reinforce the valuable concepts and insights presented in the preceding chapters. Bridging the gap between practice in higher education with advances in measurement, assessment, and evaluation, this book enables educational decision-makers to engage in more sound professional judgment. This handbook provides higher education administrators with both high-level and detailed views into contemporary theories and practices, supplemented with guidance on how to apply them for the benefit of students and institutions.
Written in a student-friendly style, Measurement and Statistics for Teachers shows teachers how to use measurement and statistics wisely in their classes. Although there is some discussion of theory, emphasis is given to the practical, everyday uses of measurement and statistics. The second part of the text provides more complete coverage of basic descriptive statistics and their use in the classroom than in any text now available. Comprehensive and accessible, Measurement and Statistics for Teachers includes: Short vignettes showing concepts in action Numerous classroom examples Highlighted vocabulary Boxes summarizing related concepts End-of-chapter exercises and problems Six full chapters devoted to the essential topic of Classroom Tests Instruction on how to carry out informal assessments, performance assessments, and portfolio assessments, and how to use and interpret standardized tests A five-chapter section on Descriptive Statistics, giving instructors the option of more thoroughly teaching basic measurement constructs such as validity, reliability, and score reporting
Teaching and Learning in the Intermediate Multiage Classroom describes in practical detail a creative and effective teaching practice in multiage elementary classrooms, one that integrates challenging academics with personalized teaching and learning. Written by David Marshak, an educator who has studied multiage classrooms for over 12 years, and Alice Leeds, who has taught in multiage classrooms for over a decade, this book describes methods for teaching in this type of environment that provide a better form of education than the conventional age-graded classroom. Leeds and Marshak examine the benefits of multiage classrooms by exploring how such classrooms function and provide a detailed description of an individual unit designed to maximize the potential of this non-traditional form of intermediate education. By describing the benefits multiage classrooms provide in terms of personal, social, and academic achievement, plus outlining a process for teachers to become successful in this environment, this book is bound to interest administrators, teachers, and researchers in education.
A Special Issue of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Author: Terry M. Wood
Publisher: Psychology Press
This inaugural issue is devoted to exploring measurement, research design, and statistics issues in six subdisciplines of exercise and sport science. Originally presented at the Eighth Measurement and Evaluation Symposium, all papers in this issue reflect the work of many renowned measurement specialists and content experts in their respective fields. The articles discuss the following topics: * standards of assessment quality for physical educators and the problem of providing adequate assessment without adequate resources; * the importance of properly conceptualizing and defining appropriate research questions as the "source and solution" for measurement and design issues in reference to motor learning/control and sport and exercise psychology; * the study of individuals -- single-subject and other small-sample designs -- in contrast to the more traditional study of groups; and * the importance of computing and reporting statistical power in research.
Take the anxiety out of statistics and succeed in your course with THE ART AND PRACTICE OF STATISTICS. By focusing on both essential concepts and the practical, everyday applications of the discipline, this clear and accessible text presents statistics as one fundamental way to understand life. The authors maximize the applications of statistical concepts so that you can relate them to your own life. The text covers the basic components of contemporary statistical practice while taking advantage of SPSS software to guide you through statistical computations.