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Van Blerkom, Malcolm L., 1946-
Measurement and statistics for teachers / Malcolm L. Van Blerkom
1st ed
New York : Routledge, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LB3051 .V25 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Educational tests and measurements
Educational statistics
Physical Description xxi, 287 p. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-282) and index
Contents Introduction to measurement -- Frames of reference: Interpreting test scores -- Developing objectives -- Reliability -- Validity -- Completion and short-answer items -- Essay items -- Multiple-choice items -- True-false items (and variations) -- Producing and administering tests -- Analyzing tests -- Informal assessment -- Performance assessments -- Portfolios -- Teaching students test-taking skills -- Standardized tests -- Alternative ways to report test scores -- The language and logic of statistics -- Frequency distributions and graphs -- Central tendency: What is a typical score? -- Variability: How spread out are the scores? -- Correlation
Review "This text shows teachers how to use measurement and statistics wisely in their classes. Although there is some discussion of theory, emphasis is given to the practical, everyday uses of measurement and statistics such as how to develop and use effective classroom tests, how to carry out informal assessments, performance assessments, portfolio assessments, and how to use and interpret standardized tests. Part II provides a more complete coverage of basic descriptive statistics and their use in the classroom than any text now available."--Jacket

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