"The authors have applied their extensive expertise in the area of assessment to create an easily read, powerful book. Put it on your desk and use it frequently. It's a keeper."
From the Foreword by Jerry J. Herman and Janice L. Herman
Profiles the role assessment plays in education. Outlines purposes and types and how you can best implement them. Explores how to use assessment programs to address the sometimes conflicting concerns of parents, teachers, school administrators, and the voting public.
Here you'll find detailed descriptions of norm-referenced tests, criterion-referenced tests, and alternative assessment strategies. The authors also provide guidelines to help you to deal with special populations and reduce student bias. They offer examples of model assessment programs and show you what steps to take to establish them in your school or classroom.
If your teachers, parents, and community leaders are clamoring for better assessment in your school or district, and you need to satisfy their competing demands of accountability and instruction, this book is for you.