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by W. James Popham

  • Author: W. James Popham
  • ISBN: 0871206676
  • ISBN13: 978-0871206671
  • ePub: 1520 kb | FB2: 1324 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Schools & Teaching
  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT; 1 edition (2003)
  • Pages: 175
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 628
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Test Better, Teach Better: The Instructional Role of Assessment ePub download

James Popham began his career in education as a high school teacher in Oregon.

James Popham began his career in education as a high school teacher in Oregon. He is professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. In 2002 the National Council on Measurement in Education presented him with its Award for Career Contributions to Educational Measurement.

Featuring sample items, testing tips, and recommended resources, this crash course in instructionally focused assessment includes. The four types of instructional decisions that testing will illuminate. What you really need to know about measurement concepts like validity, reliability, and bias.

Featuring sample items, testing tips, and recommended resources, this "crash course" in instructionally focused assessment includes.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Test Better, Teach Better: The Instructional. A renowned expert on assessment provides you with a "crash course" on the basic principles of testing: How tests can tell you what to teach and how to teach it. What to put on a test and why, including the rules for choosing and writing good test items. How to avoid "teaching to the test" and five common mistakes in test writing.

Test Better, Teach Better: The Instructional Role Of Assessment is an informative guideline by W. James Popham (Professor Emeritus, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies) to using test data to improve classroom instructor's ability to educate children and prepare them for the future.

Test Better Teach Better The Instructional Role of Assessment. Test Better, Teach Better : The Instructional Role of Assessment. School Western Governors University. Course Title ASA ASA1. Alexandria, US: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2003.

If you're frustrated by standardized tests that don't give you the information you need to help students achieve in the classroom, then here's a book that explains how to create and use tests to guide everyday teaching practices.

A renowned expert on assessment provides you with a "crash course" on the basic principles of testing:

How tests can tell you what to teach and how to teach it.

What to put on a test and why, including the rules for choosing and writing good test items.

The measurement concepts every educator must know in order to design tests that meet tough accountability standards.

How to avoid "teaching to the test" and five common mistakes in test writing.

Sample test items, tips, and steps guide you in collecting the right testing data, interpreting it, and making sound judgments about whether your instructional practices are achieving the results you want.

Usic
Rarely do you find a professional book with this much concrete information that's written in such an engaging manner. It's refreshing. Not dry, not repetitive, a little goofy at times. I really connected with his idea that a test score does not reveal a student's ability; it simply allows you to make an inference about ability, and the more valid your assessments, the more likely your inference will be correct. One less star because although most claims are research-based, every once in a while comes a rule or guideline with no explanation, which can be challenging when trying to share this information with my discerning and analytical teacher colleagues. Also, while fun, some of the "bad example" test questions are just down right silly when realistic examples of mistakes we make would be more helpful. The chapters on standardized testing are a little outdated, but certainly not wrong. The real meat of the book lies in the thorough analysis of each type of test question with many guidelines and examples.
Unirtay
Great book, I find myself coming back to the principles taught here again and again. One class had me purchasing a $100 book for assessments. I switched classes and the teacher (who was a public school teacher herself) had us buy this book. Fabulous. This guy really is a guru, and makes things so clear and uncomplicated. Academic yes, but not overly technical. A real meat & potatoes book, which I remember every time I make an assessment for my classes.
Mettiarrb
Has some useful ideas. I really liked some of the pretest/posttest ideas as well the explanation and critique of standardized testing. The author often switches from very formal, technical language to almost quirky, informal language, and I found that to be very distracting. It's a book I'll keep around for reference purposes, but not something I expect to be returning to again and again.
krot
Good quality, good read. Not happy that shipping was more than the book cost, but at the same time, I only paid 1 penny. Good book for teachers wondering what the best way to test their students is.
Rivik
This is the go to guide today for curriculum evaluation. Unfortunately I am not fond of curriculum evaluation. The book is dry and very technical, Difficult to read but a great tool for evaluation.
Coidor
just okay.
Uaoteowi
A+
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