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Testing & Measurement

  • Asia's High Performing Education Systemsby Colin Marsh; John Chi-Kin Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Education officials, specialist leaders and teachers have all been involved in different ways to bring about school reform in Hong Kong. This book is a very current and relevant analysis of this reform, highlighting the way in which agencies have cooperated in bringing about change over the last several decades. Through a process of wide-ranging decision-making,... more...

  • Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asiaby Cynthia Joseph; Julie Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia addresses the ways in which colonial histories, nationalist impulses and forces of globalization shape equity and access to education in Southeast Asia. Although increasingly identified as a regional grouping (ASEAN), Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines... more...

  • Advances in Computerized Scoring of Complex Item Formatsby Brian E. Clauser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This special issue was motivated by the move from research to operations for computerized delivery and scoring of complex constructed response items. The four papers presented provide an overview of the state of the art for such applications. The issue begins by describing the range of computer delivered formats and computerized scoring systems that... more...

  • Education and Social Transition in the Third Worldby Martin Carnoy; Joel Samoff

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Through a comparative analysis of educational theory and practice, this analytic overview illuminates the larger economic and political changes occurring in five peripheral countries--China, Cuba, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Nicaragua--commonly viewed as in transition to socialism. Current political patterns and leadership in these countries have emerged... more...

  • Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and Practiceby Shirley Clarke

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 44.00

    Best-selling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke's titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways... more...

  • Test Fraudby Neal Kingston; Amy Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    There has been an increase in awareness (and perhaps occurrence) of individual and organized cheating on tests. Recent reports of widespread problems with state student accountability tests and teacher certification testing have raised questions about the very validity of assessment programs. While there are several books that specifically detail... more...

  • Applied Measurement with jMetrikby J. Patrick Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    jMetrik is a computer program for implementing classical and modern psychometric methods. It is designed to facilitate work in a production environment and to make advanced psychometric procedures accessible to every measurement practitioner . Applied Measurement with jMetrik reviews psychometric theory and describes how to use jMetrik to conduct... more...

  • International Perspectives on Education, Religion and Lawby Charles Russo Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume examines the legal status of religion in education, both public and non-public, in the United States and seven other nations. It will stimulate further interest, research, and debate on comparative analyses on the role of religion in schools at a time when the place of religion is of vital interest in most parts of the world. This interdisciplinary... more...

  • Practical Knowledge in Teacher Educationby Javier Calvo de Mora; Keith Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In Practical Knowledge in Teacher Education , expert contributors from across Asia and Europe explore and reflect upon the innovation and creativity in teacher education programs. Specific focus is given to the internships that provide students an opportunity for intensive, hands-on experience in schools. Different approaches to internship provide... more...

  • Constructing Educational Achievementby Sivanes Phillipson; Kelly Y.L Ku; Shane N Phillipson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    International interest focuses on why pupils from East-Asia tend to outperform pupils from the West and scholars have proposed a number of possible explanations to account for these international trends. Using Vygotsky's theory (1978) as a conceptual framework to "construct" school achievement, this book puts forward culturally relevant context for... more...