Table of Contents

1.      Why Do Teachers Need to Know about Assessment?

2.      Deciding What to Assess

3.      Reliability of Assessment

4.      Validity

5.      Fairness

6.      Selected-Response Tests

7.      Constructed-Response Tests

8.      Performance Assessment

9.      Portfolio Assessment

10.     Affective Assessment

11.     Improving Teacher-Developed Assessments

12.     Formative Assessment

13.     Making Sense Out of Standardized Test Scores

14.     Appropriate and Inappropriate Test-Preparation Practices

15.     The Evaluation of Instruction

16.     Assessment-Based Grading