Assessment of Student Achievement

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Balanced, concise, and practical, Waugh and Gronlund’s Assessment of Student Achievement, Tenth Edition, presents an exceptionally strong set of strategies to help teachers assess all learners in today’s schools. Written in a simple and direct manner, and using frequent examples and illustrations to clarify important points, the text is a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment. The authors’ approach emphasizes testing as well as performance evaluation—each used when it is most appropriate—as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. This highly-regarded textbook, replete with thorough updates in the new tenth edition, prepares educators use assessment as a tool to help develop all students in their classrooms. A great portion of the textbook is devoted to preparing and using classroom tests and performance assessments, assigning grades, and interpreting standardized test scores to individual students and parents.

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Dr. C. Keith Waugh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Over his fifteen-year career in academia, Dr. Waugh has held numerous leadership appointments including department chair, and continues to teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in student assessment, research methods, and program evaluation. Dr. Waugh is the author or co-author of over 20 books, articles, and professional papers; a frequent speaker at national conferences and other venues on the topics of assessment and evaluation; and invited regularly to conduct evaluations of post-secondary programs. In 2006, Dr. Waugh was awarded the College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Teacher of the Year Award.

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This respected resource gives teachers the information they need to develop high-quality assessments to use in their classrooms. The author team presents a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment that is rooted in effective classroom instruction and learning. Their approach gives equal emphasis to testing and performance assessment?each used when it is most appropriate?as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. With more examples, new recommended reading, and an expanded discussion of how assessment informs instruction, this book offers the strongest strategies to assess then build the skills of all learners.

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