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EDU 6335: Classroom Assessment

Books in the Main Stacks

Banta, T. W. (Ed). (2004). Hallmarks of effective outcomes assessment. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass. This booklet brings together the best guidance and practices that have appeared in the award-winning newsletter Assessment Update to illustrate time-tested principles for all aspects of assessment from planning and implementing to sustaining and improving assessment efforts over time. New Book Area: LB2822.75 .H35 2004

Creswell, J.W. (2002). Educational research: Planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative data and qualitative research. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill. Text begins with a six step approach to general research. Next, the work examines the research process more closely, using both quantitative and qualitative processes. Last, the text reviews 8 research designs; experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, mixed method, and action research. Main: LB1028 .C742 2002

Lidz, C.S. (2003). Early childhood assessment. New York: Wiley. Text provides “general guidelines for designing and conducting assessments of young children between the ages of 3 through 5 years: the preschool years.” E-book: BF722.3 .L53 2003eb

Merrell, K.W. (2003). Behavioral, social, and emotional assessment of children and adolescents. Mahwah, NJ: L. Eribaum Associates. This book reviews techniques for the comprehensive assessment of children and adolescences with social-emotional behavioral problems. E-book: BF722 .M45 2003eb

Popham, W.J. (2003). Test better, teach better : The instructional role of assessment. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. A renowned expert on assessment provides you with a “crash course” on the basic principles of testing. The book includes how tests can tell you what to teach and how to teach it; the rules for writing good test content; how to meet accountability standards; and the common test writing mistakes. The book includes bibliographical references and index. Main: LB3051.P61433 2003

Popham, W.J. (2001). The truth about testing : An educator’s call to action. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. This book includes effective ways of assessing whether specific tests are really testing what they purport to do and whether they are effective ways of measuring progress in learning. It suggests remedies for educators about the role of testing. Main: LB3051.P6145 2001

For more books, try searching the catalog for the following subjects:

Educational Tests and Measurement
Test Taking Skills - United States
Educational Evaluation - United States

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Bracey, G.W., (2000). A short guide to standardized testing. Bloomington, Ind.: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation.
Brookhaven Reference, Main Stacks: LP3051.B72 2000


Connoley, J.C., & Impara, J.C. (Eds). (2003). Mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press. Published by the Buros Institute, the yearbook provides test users with descriptive information, references and critical reviews of tests. Available in book form or via database.
Reference: Z5814 .P8 .B932 2003

Fernandez-Ballesteros, R. (Ed). (2003). Encyclopedia of psychological assessment. London: Sage Publications. This two volume set covers a variety of different psychological fields, including theoretical, epistemological, methodological, technological, basic psychological constructs (personality and intelligence) and applied. Each entry provides cross-references.
Reference: BF 39 .E497 2003 v.1 & 2

Keyser, D.J., & Sweetland, R.C. (Eds). (1994). Test critiques. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. A companion to Tests, the series is now in its 10th volume providing information on the reliability, validity and normative data on the most utilized assessment instruments.
Reference: BF176. T419 v1-v10
Brookhaven Reference: BF176. T419 v1-v10


Maddox, T. (Ed). (1983–2003). Tests: A comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education and business. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. Provides concise descriptions about assessment tests in the fields of psychology, education and business compressed into a quick, easy to read format. Text includes indexes for easy referral to assessment tests listed in earlier editions of “Tests”
Reference: BF176 .T43

Mertler, C.A. (2003). Classroom assessment. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing. This book provides detailed information on the functions of classroom assessment; the development, administration, interpretation of teacher developed assessment techniques; as well as how to interpret results of published tests.
‘’‘Reference: LB 3051 .M48 2003
Brookhaven Reference: LB 3051 .M48 2003′’‘

Mitchell, J.V. (Ed). (2000). Tests in print VI: An index to tests, test reviews and the literature on specific tests. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press. Contains comprehensive bibliographies of commercially available tests classified by use, construction or validity; a publishers’ directory and index; and the names of all authors, tests, reviews or references.
Reference: Z5814 .E9 T47 2002

Patten, M.L. (2002). Understanding research methods: An overview of the essentials. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. This text provides a detailed analysis of research methods (including empirical research), literature reviews, sampling methods, measurement methods, experimental designs, and understanding statistics. Text includes literature review samples and selected sources of statistical information.
‘’‘Reference: Q180.55 .M4 P38 2002
Brookhaven Reference: Q180.55 .M4 P38 2002′’‘

Books in the Circulating Collection

Banta, T. W. (Ed). (2004). Hallmarks of effective outcomes assessment. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass. This booklet brings together the best guidance and practices that have appeared in the award-winning newsletter Assessment Update to illustrate time-tested principles for all aspects of assessment from planning and implementing to sustaining and improving assessment efforts over time.
New Book Area: LB2822.75 .H35 2004

Creswell, J.W. (2002). Educational research: Planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative data and qualitative research. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Text begins with a six step approach to general research. Next, the work examines the research process more closely, using both quantitative and qualitative processes. Last, the text reviews 8 research designs; experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, mixed method, and action research.
Main: LB1028 .C742 2002

Lidz, C.S. (2003). Early childhood assessment. New York: Wiley. Text provides “general guidelines for designing and conducting assessments of young children between the ages of 3 through 5 years: the preschool years.”
E-book: BF722.3 .L53 2003eb

Merrell, K.W. (2003). Behavioral, social, and emotional assessment of children and adolescents. Mahwah, NJ: L. Eribaum Associates. This book reviews techniques for the comprehensive assessment of children and adolescences with social-emotional behavioral problems.
E-book: BF722 .M45 2003eb

Popham, W.J. (2003). Test better, teach better : The instructional role of assessment. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. A renowned expert on assessment provides you with a “crash course” on the basic principles of testing. The book includes how tests can tell you what to teach and how to teach it; the rules for writing good test content; how to meet accountability standards; and the common test writing mistakes. The book includes bibliographical references and index.
Main: LB3051.P61433 2003

Popham, W.J. (2001). The truth about testing : An educator’s call to action. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. This book includes effective ways of assessing whether specific tests are really testing what they purport to do and whether they are effective ways of measuring progress in learning. It suggests remedies for educators about the role of testing.
Main: LB3051.P6145 2001

Periodicals

American Educational Research Journal

American Secondary Education

Applied Measurement in Education

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

Assessment in Education

Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice

Educational Leadership: Journal of the Department of Supervision and Curriculum Development, N.E.A.

Educational Assessment

The Elementary School Journal

Journal of Educational Psychology

Journal of Educational Research

Journal of Research in Childhood Education

NASSP Bulletin

Preventing School Failure

Professional School Counseling

Review of Educational Research

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