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Author McLean, James E.

Title Why we assess students--and how : the competing measures of student performance / James E. McLean, Robert E. Lockwood.

Published Thousands Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  371.26 MCLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 58 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Roadmaps to success.
Roadmaps to success.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-58).
Contents Foreword / Jerry J. Herman and Janice L. Herman -- 1. The Role of Assessment in Education -- 2. Norm-Referenced Assessment -- 3. Criterion-Referenced Assessment -- 4. Alternative Assessment Strategies -- 5. Using Assessment Results to Improve Schools.
Summary The crucial role assessments play in education is addressed in this book. The authors describe the purposes and types of assessment and discuss how assessment can best be implemented to address the concerns of parents, teachers, school administrators and the public. Detailed descriptions of norm-referenced tests, criterion-referenced tests and alternative assessment strategies are provided together with advice on their application. Issues in reducing bias and dealing with special populations are also discussed.
Other author Lockwood, Robert E., 1949-
Subject Educational tests and measurements -- United States.
Academic achievement -- United States -- Evaluation.
ISBN 0803963351 (paperback: alk. paper)