"Educational Assessment of Students, Fifth Edition" "Anthony J. Nitko, Susan M. Brookhart" This highly respected text offers the most comprehensive discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any classroom assessment text--explaining, giving examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the traditional and alternative assessments teachers use in the classroom. EXCEPTIONAL GUIDANCE ON HOW TO CONSTRUCT ALL TYPES OF CLASSROOM ASSESSMENTS THAT TEACHERS USE In addition to hundreds of practical examples throughout the text, step-by-step how-to instructions, checklists, guidelines, and strategies all provide concrete guidance on selecting, crafting, evaluating, and interpreting assessments. Particularly strong coverage of using and crafting performance assessments, projects, portfolios, and scoring rubrics is found in Chapter 11, "Performance, Portfolio, and Authentic Assessments: An Overview," and Chapter 12, "How to Craft Performance Tasks, Projects, Portfolios, Rating Scales, and Scoring Rubrics." EXPANDED COVERAGE ON APPLYING NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, STANDARDIZED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, AND STATE STANDARDS TO ASSESSMENT New coverage on "High-Stakes Assessment and Accountability" and the "No Child Left Behind Act" in Chapter 1 includes assessment of students with disabilities, effectiveness of the No Child Left Behind Act, and state and federal accountability issues. New coverage on standards-referencing frameworks is included in Chapter 17, "Interpreting Norm-Referenced Scores." SEPARATE CHAPTER ON FINDING, EVALUATING, AND USING PUBLISHED ASSESSMENTS Manyteachers use tests provided by textbook publishers or from sources outside their schools. Chapter 18, "Finding and Evaluating Published Assessments," focuses on this and provides concrete guidance for teachers on locating, evaluating, and incorporating existing assessments into their curriculum.Brookhart, Susan M. is the author of 'Educational Assessment of Students ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131719255 and ISBN 0131719254.