Measurement and Asseeement

Topics: Educational psychology, Assessment, Psychometrics Pages: 3 (776 words) Published: July 13, 2013
Asia Pacific Education Review 2003, Vol. 4, No. 2, 210-211.

Copyright 2003 by Education Research Institute

Book Reviewed

Measurement and Assessment in Teaching (8th Edition)
Reviewed by Sun-Geun Baek
Robert L. Linn & Norma E. Gronlund (2000) Prentice-Hall Inc. ISBN: 0-13-878356-X

This book is essential reading for elementary and secondary teachers, college instructors, and anyone interested in educational measurement and assessment. Perhaps the most difficult and yet most important aspects of teaching are the elements of measurement and assessment. Pressures from the administration, school district, and even the state set an overemphasis on assessment, creating a great deal of concern for teachers who desire well-founded procedures in measuring student learning. Thus, creating and administering valid and reliable assessments is crucial within the institution of education. 1 Robert L. Linn (University of Colorado at Boulder) and Norman E. Gronlund (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign) bring with them extensive research backgrounds on educational measurement and evaluation and in the fields of educational testing through involvement with universities as well as other organizations, such as the American Educational Research Association, the National Academy of Education, and the National Center for Research of Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. This textbook is Sun-Geun Baek, Professor, Department of Education, Seoul National University. Correspondence concerning this book review can be addressed to Sun-Geun Baek, 599 Kwanak-Ro, Kwanak-Gu, Seoul, 151-748, Korea. Electronic mail may be sent to dr100 @snu.ac.kr.

also published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., which is a leader in America's educational, technical, and reference publishing. Educational testing provides a way for educators to measure the learning processes of students. Different methods have proven to be the most effective in comprehending what students know and what is left to be...
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