How Testing Can Help Teaching, Mastering Assessment
Properly constructed tests can help a teacher not only monitor students' progress, but also help teachers improve their own teaching. This booklet, How Testing Can Help Teaching, supplies a practical demonstration of how you might use tests to clarify the nature of otherwise vague curricular aims, thus giving your students a better opportunity to learn. Mastering Assessment is a set of fifteen practical, easy-to-use booklets covering a wide range of topics related to educational assessment and accountability. These groundbreaking booklets put the most relevant information on assessment at teachers' fingertips and provide an important resource for educators looking to learn the ins and outs of becoming "assessment literate." Paired with the series' Facilitator's Guide (available for download at no additional charge from Pearson's Instructor Resource Center), Mastering Assessment is the perfect tool for building assessment literacy in a self-study or a professional development program. Don't miss all the books in the Mastering Assessment Series by W.
James Popham: * Appropriate and Inappropriate Tests for Evaluating Schools * Assessing Students' Affect * Assessing Students with Disabilities * Assessment Bias: How to Banish It * Classroom Evidence of Successful Teaching * College Entrance Examinations: The SAT and the ACT * Constructed-Response Tests: Building and Bettering * Interpreting the Results of Large-Scale Assessments * Portfolio Assessment and Performance Testing * Reliability: What Is It and Is It Necessary? * Selected-Response Tests: Building and Bettering * The Role of Rubrics in Testing and Teaching * Test Preparation: Sensible or Sordid? * Validity: Assessment's Cornerstone