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Author Johnson, Robert L.

Title Assessing performance : designing, scoring, and validating performance tasks / Robert L. Johnson, James A. Penny, Belita Gordon
Published New York : Guilford Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 355 pages) : illustrations
Contents An overview of performance assessment -- Designing the assessment -- Construction of performance task -- An example of constructing a performance assessment -- Administration -- Developing tools for scoring -- Training raters and staff -- Scoring and monitoring -- Forming scores and item-level analyses -- Test-level analyses
Summary A comprehensive resource for assessment practitioners, this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing, administering, scoring, and validating a range of performance tasks, including literacy and other types of proficiency assessments. The authors explore how to establish the purpose of the assessment and how to develop scoring tools, train raters, reduce rater bias, review scores and report results, and use item-level and test-level analyses to optimize reliability and validity. Clearly written and well organized, the book includes many practical examples and accessible explanations of concepts and statistical procedures. It encompasses the breadth of applications of performance assessment today, from educational testing and the credentialing of professionals to research and program evaluation. User-friendly features include: *Checklists of activities to complete at each stage of a performance assessment *End-of-chapter questions to facilitate self-study *Annotated suggestions for further reading *A quick-reference glossary of terms *Examples drawn from multiple educational and professional licensure contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-337) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Educational evaluation.
Employees -- Rating of.
Performance -- Evaluation.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
Educational evaluation.
Employees -- Rating of.
Performance -- Evaluation.
Form Electronic book
Author Gordon, Belita, 1947-
Penny, James A.
ISBN 1281963364
Other Titles Designing, scoring, and validating performance tasks