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Testing & Measurement

  • China through the Lens of Comparative Educationby Ruth Hayhoe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    In the World Library of Educationalists series , international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces ? extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions ? so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow... more...

  • The Finnish Education Mysteryby Hannu Simola

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Finnish education has been a focus of global interest since its first PISA success in 2001. After years of superficial celebration, astonishment and educational tourism, the focus has recently shifted to what is possibly the most interesting element of this Finnish success story: that Finnish schools have been effectively applying methods that go... more...

  • Handbook of Item Response Theory Modelingby Steven P. Reise; Dennis A. Revicki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 114.95

    Item response theory (IRT) has moved beyond the confines of educational measurement into assessment domains such as personality, psychopathology, and patient-reported outcomes. Classic and emerging IRT methods and applications that are revolutionizing psychological measurement, particularly for health assessments used to demonstrate treatment effectiveness,... more...

  • How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertationby David Sternberg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception... more...

  • Global Learning and Educationby Andrew Peterson; Paul Warwick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Education and Global Citizenship offers a detailed introduction and exploration of educational issues pertaining to "global citizenship". The text encourages a critical and reflective approach, developing students? understandings of a range of theoretical and practical factors. Fresh and accessible, it covers historical and comparative perspectives... more...

  • Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijingby Myra Pong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing is a timely book that addresses the gap in the provision of basic education to migrant children in China. It examines the case of Beijing, with a focus on policy implementation at the municipal and district levels and its impacts on migrant schools and their students. Rural migrant workers... more...

  • Morris Informal Reading Inventoryby Darrell Morris

    Guilford Publications 2014; US$ 45.00

    In one concise volume, Darrell Morris provides a complete tool for assessing students' reading ability. Unlike most informal reading inventories (IRIs), Morris's approach incorporates measures of automaticity (word recognition and fluency) together with oral reading accuracy and comprehension. This results in more efficient, accurate, and thorough... more...

  • The Higher Education Scene in Americaby Abraham Gitlow; Howard Gitlow

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    Based on the authors? experiences in academe over seventy-five years, The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations discusses a number of issues that confront America?s higher education scene today. more...

  • Higher Education in Vietnamby Ly Tran; Simon Marginson; Hoang Do; Quyen Do; Truc Le; Nhai Nguyen; Thao Vu; Thach Pham; Huong Nguyen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Higher and tertiary education are crucial to modern nations. Vietnam has great potential, but its universities and colleges are poor-performing, under-funded and slow to change compared to those in neighbouring East Asian nations. This book analyses the problem and provides constructive solutions for the reform of higher education. more...

  • Setting Consensus Goals for Academic Achievementby James Pellegrino; Lauress Wise; Nambury Raju

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This special issue is based on a workshop which began with a description and examination of the current National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) standard-setting model, then looked to standard-setting applications outside of education. These applications included those that focus on human performance and the adequacy of human performance;... more...