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Measurement Issues And Assessment For Teaching Quality

Author : Drew H. Gitomer
ISBN : 1412961440
Genre : Education
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This edited volume is a publication of the proceedings from the 2007 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Invitational Conference on Measurement Challenges and the Assessment of Teacher Quality. In this thematically-organized text, leading researchers and practitioners from the fields of education, economics, and policy present their perspectives on some of the most critical issues in teacher assessment. Key features include the following: Three thematic sections: Measuring Teacher Quality for Professional Entry, Measuring Teacher Quality in Practice, and Measuring Teacher Quality in Context. Expert perspectives from a variety of fields (education, economics, and policy) Section summaries that highlight key issues and common themes

Educational Assessment Of Students

Author : Anthony J. Nitko
ISBN : 0133436497
Genre : Education
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This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText. Written for a first course in classroom assessment and educational testing, this text is particularly suited for courses that seek to teach students (1) how to use and construct formative and summative assessments for classroom teaching and (2) the basics of educational measurement. The book provides complete coverage of educational assessment, including developing plans that integrate teaching and assessment; using formative assessment strategies and providing effective feedback to students; crafting objective, performance, and portfolio assessments; evaluating students and discussing evaluations with parents; and interpreting state-mandated tests and standardized achievement tests. From reviews of the book: I find the style of this text very engaging and accessible for students. The checklists in the item creation chapters and the examples throughout are very strong and [are] concrete ways to solidify sometimes abstract or new concepts for students. . . . The key strengths to this text are the number and quality of examples and visual aids (charts, tables) that clarify concepts for beginning assessment students. Another strength is the applied approach to writing assessment items. --Heidi Legg Burross, University of Arizona In my opinion, this is the most comprehensive and user-friendly textbook on classroom assessment currently in publication. It is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate courses, it supports the course objectives well, and the students like it and praise it. . . . An overall benefit of this text is that it parallels the content we have selected for this course so well that we can eliminate some of the lecture material that we traditionally used and focus more on the practical application of the principles. --Kathryn Anderson Alvestad, University of Maryland, College Park This textbook has been thorough in each of its editions, reflecting the contemporary issues, practices and thought related to educational assessment with no glaring omissions. The authors have done a fine job in covering the relevant topics both in the necessary depth and scope appropriate for an introductory educational assessment course. . . . The writing, illustrations, and graphics are clear and engaging, making the textbook a favorite among our graduate students. --Charles Thomas, George Mason 0133830268 / 9780133830262 Educational Assessment of Students, Loose-Leaf Version with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133436497 / 9780133436495 Educational Assessment of Students, Loose-Leaf Version 013377984X / 9780133779844 Educational Assessment of Students, Pearson eText -- Access Card

Teacher Assessment And The Quest For Teacher Quality

Author : Mary Kennedy
ISBN : 9780470388334
Genre : Education
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"This handbook addresses and sorts out many of the complex issues related to teacher assessment and teacher quality, and the connections between the two. This is no small task, given the numerous ways and time points at which teacher quality is assessed, the multitude of stakeholders with a vested interest in assessment processes and assessment products, the competing policy and political agendas to which various assessments of teachers and teaching are attached, and ongoing controversies about what teacher quality means and why it is important. One of the strengths of this handbook is that it does not shy away from or attempt to reduce the messiness of these issues by offering a simplified notion of assessment and quality. —From the Foreword by Marilyn Cochran-Smith Praise for Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality "With its stellar lineup of authors, this book tackles with impressive insight the most fundamental and urgent problem facing educators today. Because teaching is the common pathway through which all educational improvements reach the students, nothing is more important than learning to assess its quality." —James Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor of Education, University of Delaware "Improvement of human capital is an urgent priority for education reform. Kennedy and her colleagues make an important contribution by presenting a variety of productive uses of assessment to improve teacher qualities and thereby teacher quality." —Jody Spiro, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University "I am deeply encouraged by Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality as it gives a fresh voice to the critical conversation of the role of assessments in measuring teacher quality. This handbook, expertly edited by Mary Kennedy, offers a considered analysis with a keen focus on student learning." —Joyce C. Loveless, NBCT, executive director, Program Access and Equity, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards "Every teacher, administrator, and school board member will benefit greatly from reading this thought-provoking book to truly understand and appreciate the intriguing, multi-dimensional relationship between teacher assessment and teacher quality." —Jack Umstatter, best-selling author, Brain Games!

Advancing Formative Assessment In Every Classroom

Author : Connie M. Moss
ISBN : 1416609113
Genre : Education
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Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms, largely because teachers misunderstand what it is and don't have the necessary skills to implement it. In this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together--every day, every minute--to gather evidence of learning, always keeping in mind three guiding questions: Where am I going? Where am I now? What strategy or strategies can help me get to where I need to go? Chapters focus on the six elements of formative assessment: (1) sharing learning targets and criteria for success, (2) feedback that feeds forward, (3) student goal setting, (4) student self-assessment, (5) strategic teacher questioning, and (6) engaging students in asking effective questions. Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide * "Strategic talking points" and "conversation starters" to address common misconceptions about formative assessment; * Practical classroom strategies to share with teachers; * Ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning; * "What if" scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and * Questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress. As Moss and Brookhart emphasize, the goal is not to "do" formative assessment, but to embrace a major cultural change that moves away from teacher-led instruction to a "partnership of intentional inquiry" between student and teacher, with better teaching and learning as the outcome.

Programming And Assessment For Quality Teaching And Learning

Author : Roy Killen
ISBN : 0170122476
Genre : Competency-based education
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Programming and Assessment for Quality Teaching and Learning is written for teachers and trainers in all instructional settings in Australia. It is particularly useful for teacher-education students who are taking a first course in assessment, and also provides a sound foundation for post-graduate students. The model of pedagogical practice referred to as Quality Teaching is used as a framework for this book. This approach to teaching was developed from the Productive Pedagogy model, which in turn has its roots in the Authentic Pedagogy movement. This book demonstrates how research-based principles of effective teaching (of which the Quality Teaching model is just one example) can be used as a strong foundation for developing learning programs and assessment practices that emphasise quality teaching and learning. This is not a recipe book for writing particular types of questions, but rather emphasises the importance of teachers understanding the principles of learning and assessment. Teachers will discover how to use assessment to guide student learning rather than simply measure what has been learned. It challenges teachers to question traditional assessment practices and to develop new approaches that provide reliable evidence from which valid inferences can be drawn about the quality of studentsa learning.

Photographies East

Author : Rosalind C. Morris
ISBN : 0822342057
Genre : History
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Collection of essays on the history of photography in Southeast Asia and East Asia that emphasize the ethnographic uses of the medium.

Handbook On Measurement Assessment And Evaluation In Higher Education

Author : Charles Secolsky
ISBN : 9781136497827
Genre : Education
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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.

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