"This is the finest textbook I have used for any of my courses. The approach is logical and sequential with an emphasis on practical application."Mary Aspedon, Southwestern Oklahoma State University"The three distinguishing strengths of this book are the content, the organization, and the summaries at the ends of chapters."Dr. Cheryl Cummins, Delta State University"The text provides a firm foundation in assessment principles and also provides teachers with the tools that will support the development of high-quality assessments."Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, University of GeorgiaThis balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment is linked to effective classroom instruction and learning. , emphasizes that assessment is a broad term that includes testing and performance assessment, each used where it is most appropriate. Valid assessment is necessary for effective instruction with a goal of improved student learning. A portion of the text is devoted to preparing and using classroom tests and performance assessments, assigning grades and interpreting standardized test scores to students and parents. The material is presented in an accessible, direct, and brief format.Package this text with MyLabSchool-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life!Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Gronlund, Norman Edward is the author of 'Assessment of Student Achievement', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205457274 and ISBN 0205457274.