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Modern Classroom Assessment



© 2014 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Modern Classroom Assessment offers an applied, student-centered guide to the major research-based approaches to assessment in today’s modern classroom. Rather than simply list basic assessment formats with a few examples, as many textbooks do, award-winning professor and scholar Bruce Frey’s book fully explores all five key approaches for teacher-designed assessment—Traditional Paper-and-Pencil, Performance-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Universal Test Design, and Authentic Assessment —while making abstract concepts and guidelines clear with hundreds of real-world illustrations and examples of what actual teachers do. Offering a variety of engaging learning tools and realistic stories from the classroom, this text will give any reader a strong foundation for designing modern assessments in their own classrooms.
 
Chapter 1: Modern Classroom Assessment
 
Chapter 2: The Language of Classroom Assessment
 
Chapter 3: Basic Assessment Strategy: Categories of Learning, Objectives and Backward Design
 
Chapter 4: Formative Assessment
 
Chapter 5: Summative Assessment: Traditional Paper-and-Pencil Tests
 
Chapter 6: Constructed-Response Items and Scoring Rubrics
 
Chapter 7: Performance-based Assessment
 
Chapter 8: Authentic Assessment
 
Chapter 9: Universal Test Design
 
Chapter 10: Accommodations
 
Chapter 11: Understanding Scores from Classroom Assessments
 
Chapter 12: Making the Grade
 
Chapter 13: Standardized Tests

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Additional assessment tools and rubrics for your reference.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
Key features

Key Features:

  • Stories from the Classroom begin each chapter with a true-to-life story about a teacher with a classroom assessment problem to solve.
  • Real-World Choices Teachers Make looks at the issues and information that help real-world teachers make smart choices.
  • Good Question! features explore questions that students may wish to ask their instructor, but often don’t.
  • There’s a Stat for That! presents statistical and mathematical procedures—computing scores, item analyses, understanding research, validity analyses and reliability estimates—that are designed to be readable, useful, and meaningful without expecting students to be statisticians.
  • Technology features spotlight digital, electronic, or Web-based resources which make assessment easier and more useful in the modern world.
  • A Closer Look presents a more detailed look at theories, ideas and methods.

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