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View larger. Preview this title online. Request a copy. Download instructor resources. Additional order info. Buy this product. K educators : This link is for individuals purchasing with credit cards or PayPal only. In this classic introduction to educational and psychological measurement, Thorndike and Thorndike-Christ provide all of the pertinent information future professionals need to know in order to develop the skills to use test information wisely.
Incorporating standard measurement concepts as they apply to both educational and psychological assessments, the new eighth edition continues to provide a technically rigorous treatment of the core issues in measurement in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand presentation. In preparing students to become independent users of test information, it describes problems in measurement, explains how these problems are approached and solved, surveys a broad range of sources, and provides guidance in how to find, evaluate, and use information about specific tests.
The new eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education includes increased coverage of No Child Left Behind, extended coverage of the role of ethics in tests, and a new chapter on advanced topics in testing.
Part Two of the book has been reorganized to clarify concepts and the book as a whole has been streamlined and updated to include the most current research and testing information. Intended for use in undergraduate or graduate level introductory courses in psychological and educational measurement, Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education focuses on basic issues in measurement provides a general overview that is not overly specialized.
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Description In this classic introduction to educational and psychological measurement, Thorndike and Thorndike-Christ provide all of the pertinent information future professionals need to know in order to develop the skills to use test information wisely.
New to This Edition. NEW — Increased coverage of No Child Left Behind and High Stakes Testing with a discussion of the pros and cons of these practices that helps readers to understand the changing world of measurement and evaluation in education. NEW — More prominent and extended coverage of ethics in the use of tests with particular application to individuals with disabilities and English language learners.
This chapter also now contains more detailed descriptions of four widely used analytical methods in measurement. Each discussion in this chapter supplements coverage in the main text and provides a guide to additional resources.
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Historical Foundations of Educational Psychology pp Cite as. Whatever exists at all exists in some amount. To know it thoroughly involves knowing its quantity as well as its quality. Education is concerned with changes in human beings; a change is a difference between two conditions; each of these conditions is known to us only by the products produced by it—things made, words spoken, acts performed and the like. To measure any of these products means to define its amount in some way so that competent persons will know how large it is, better than they would without measurement
Psychological testing is the administration of psychological tests. Scores are thought to reflect individual or group differences in the construct the test purports to measure. According to Anastasi and Urbina, psychological tests involve observations made on a "carefully chosen sample [emphasis authors] of an individual's behavior. Psychological tests can include a series of tasks or problems that the respondent has to solve. Psychological tests can include questionnaires and interviews , which are also designed to measure unobserved constructs. Questionnaire- and interview-based scales typically differ from psychoeducational tests, which ask for a respondent's maximum performance. Questionnaire- and interview-based scales, by contrast, ask for the respondent's typical behavior.
How to Use the Assessments in This Book. CBM can be helpful to parents because it provides current, week-by-week information on the progress their children are making. Like any complex evaluation, multiple points of assessment are required, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Topic: Test, Measurement, and Evaluation. Assessment in special education is a process that involves collecting information about a student for the purpose of making decisions.
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The psychological assessment of children and youth has undergone some of the greatest developments, and those developments are the focus of this Handbook. The volume is organized primarily, but not exclusively, around clinical and psychoeducational assessment issues. It revisits the foundations that underlie current psychological assessment practices.
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Read this article to learn about the meaning, principles and functions of evaluation in education. Evaluation is a broader term than the Measurement.
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