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Description - Classroom Assessment by James H. McMillan

Note: This is the bound-book version of Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction and does not include access to MyLab (TM) Education. To order MyLab Education with Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the bound-book version, use ISBN 0134522087.


A comprehensive, nontechnical, engaging, look at how assessment is used to improve student learning and motivation.


Drawing on recent research and new directions in the field, this concise, engaging book shows teachers how to use classroom assessment effectively for improving student learning and motivation. Key strategies and techniques are demonstrated through practical, realistic examples, suggestions, and case studies. The new edition emphasizes formative assessment and includes more in-depth coverage of self-assessment, the impact of standards-based accountability testing, 21st century knowledge, dispositions and skills, technology-enhanced items, and assessment of culturally diverse students. Each chapter provides aids to help readers learn and practice the skills of that chapter, including new Teacher Corners features illustrating actual teachers' thinking about classroom assessment, introductory case studies, chapter concept maps, new figures, suggestions for action research, self-instructional review exercises, and links to digital resources.

Also available with MyLab Education

Designed to bring learners more directly into the world of K-12 classrooms and to help them see the real and powerful impact of the assessment concepts covered in this book, MyLab Education provides practice using classroom assessment concepts in teaching situations, helps students and instructors see how well students understand the content, and helps students more deeply process assessment concepts and strategies and also better understand how to use those concepts as a teacher. The online resources in this MyLab include:

  • Video Examples. Throughout the eText, embedded videos provide illustrations of sound assessment practices in action.
  • Self-Check Assessments. Throughout the chapters, students will find self-check quizzes that help assess how well students have mastered chapter learning outcomes. The quizzes consist of self-grading multiple choice items that provide rationales, both for questions answered correctly and for questions answered incorrectly.
  • Application Exercises. These scaffolded exercises, tied to learning outcomes, challenge learners to reflect on assessment and to apply what they have learned to real classroom assessment work.
  • MyLab Education includes the Pearson eText version of the book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780134523309
ISBN-10: 013452330X
Format: Paperback / softback
(100mm x 100mm x 100mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Pearson
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James H. McMillan

James McMillan is Professor of Education in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He obtained his masters degree from Michigan State University and his doctorate from Northwestern University, and has taught at VCU for 35 years. Dr. McMillan has published several editions of three research methods textbooks and two assessment texts, in addition to over 60 journal articles, and has made many national, international and state presentations. He is editor of the Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment (2013) and has chaired two AERA Special Interest Groups - Classroom Assessment and Professors of Educational Research. His current research interests include classroom assessment, benchmark testing, student perceptions of assessment related to mistakes and learning errors, and the impact of high-stakes testing on educational policy, schools and students. Dr. McMillan resides in Richmond, Virginia, and summers in northwest lower Michigan.