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  • Restorative Assessmentby Laura M. Greenstein

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 29.95

    Encourage achievement with assessments that promote growth—for every student! When you make restorative assessment part of your classroom culture, students feel safe, ready for challenges, and eager to showcase their strengths whenever they have the chance. Unlike ordinary testing, restorative assessments offer students multiple ways to demonstrate... more...

  • Evaluating Literacy Instructionby Rachael E. Gabriel; Richard L. Allington

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This must-read book for all literacy educators illuminates the intersection of research on literacy instruction and teacher evaluation. Since 2009, 46 states have changed or revised policies related to evaluating teachers and school leaders. In order for these new policies to be used to support and develop effective literacy instruction, resources... more...

  • Multilevel Analysisby Joop J. Hox; Mirjam Moerbeek; Rens van de Schoot

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Applauded for its clarity, this accessible introduction helps readers apply multilevel techniques to their research. The book also includes advanced extensions, making it useful as both an introduction for students and as a reference for researchers. Basic models and examples are discussed in nontechnical terms with an emphasis on understanding the... more...

  • Testing Lecture Comprehension Through Listening-to-summarize Cloze Tasksby Haiping Wang

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book explores the effectiveness of listen-to-summarize tasks as a tool to assess lecture comprehension ability. It especially focuses on listen-to-summarize tasks that represent listeners’ meaning building and the discourse construction of the lecture for listening assessment purposes. It discusses in depth the nature of lecture comprehension... more...

  • Assessing the Viva in Higher Educationby Stephen Dobson

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book makes the case for a revival in interest in the viva. As an oral assessment of a treatise or dissertation or of a student’s performance in art or dance the viva has a long history dating back to the time of the Greeks. It can be found today in the form of professional, vocational and academic vivas, where a judgment of oral performance is... more...

  • The Search for Better Educational Standardsby Martin Thrupp

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    ​This book deals with the development of New Zealand’s standards system for primary school achievement, ‘Kiwi Standards’, which took effect from 2010 onwards and is becoming increasingly embedded over time. The approach, where teachers make ‘Overall Teacher Judgements’ based on a range of assessment tools and their own observations rather than using... more...

  • Preparing Students for College and Careersby Katie Larsen McClarty; Krista D. Mattern; Matthew N. Gaertner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Preparing Students for College and Careers addresses measurement and research issues related to college and career readiness. Educational reform efforts across the United States have increasingly taken aim at measuring and improving postsecondary readiness. These initiatives include developing new content standards, redesigning assessments and... more...

  • Understanding The New Statisticsby Geoff Cumming

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.95

    This is the first book to introduce the new statistics - effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analysis - in an accessible way. It is chock full of practical examples and tips on how to analyze and report research results using these techniques. The book is invaluable to readers interested in meeting the new APA Publication Manual guidelines... more...

  • Using Students’ Assessment Mistakes and Learning Deficits to Enhance Motivation and Learningby James H. McMillan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Being wrong is an integral part of the assessment process, and understanding how to learn from those mistakes, errors, and misconceptions helps educators and students get the most from their learning experience. In this practical volume, James H. McMillan shows why being wrong (sometimes) is an essential part of effective learning and how it can be... more...

  • Die trigonometrische Parametrisierung von Kompetenzenby Christoph Fuhrmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 40.15

    Christoph Fuhrmann analysiert und erprobt die Anwendung des trigonometrischen Modells, eines neuen Item-Response-Modells. In Abgrenzung zum Rasch-Modell, das bei den PISA- oder TIMMS-Auswertungen verwendet wird, leitet der Autor die mathematischen Eigenschaften des trigonometrischen Modells her und stellt auf Grundlage trigonometrischer Auswertungsstrategien... more...