Measurement and Assessment in Education

Measurement and Assessment in Education

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This text employs a somewhat qtraditionalq approach to the study of educational tests and measurement so that educators will understand essential psychometric concepts and be able to apply them in the classroom. While providing a slightly more technical presentation of the material than more basic texts, this text is both approachable and comprehensive. The text includes a gentle introduction to the basic mathematics of measurement, and expands traditional coverage to include a thorough discussion of performance and portfolio assessments, a complete presentation of assessment accommodations for students with disabilities, and a practical discussion of professional best practices in educational measurement.Expectancy effects occur when the teacher scoring the test allows irrelevant characteristics of the student to affect scoring. ... Research dating from the 1 920s has shown that teachers are not able to score essay items solely on content even anbsp;...

Title:Measurement and Assessment in Education
Author:Cecil R. Reynolds, Ronald B. Livingston, Victor L. Willson
Publisher:Allyn & Bacon - 2006


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