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How to Create High-Quality Assessments: Qualities of Effective Teaching (Quick Reference Guide)


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How do you determine whether your assessments are high-quality? How can you shift from assessing what is easy to assessing what is important? How to Create High-Quality Assessments is an essential guide for teachers at all levels who want to ensure that their assessments are effective, representative of content taught, and aligned to content objectives and learning outcomes. The Stronge & Associates team shares research about the importance of assessments and how assessment is changing. Delve into the whys and hows of creating and using an assessment blueprint, and explore the three main categories of assessment questions. The guide includes a sample blueprint; a checklist for determining assessment items' strength; and examples, nonexamples, and discussions of seven different test-question formats.

About the authors

James H. Stronge is president and CEO of Stronge & Associates Educational Consulting, LLC, an educational consulting company that focuses on teacher and leader effectiveness with projects throughout the United States and internationally. Additionally, he is the Heritage Professor of Education, a distinguished professorship, in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

He teaches doctoral courses within the School of Education's Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership (EPPL) Program, with a particular focus on teacher and leader effectiveness, human resource leadership, legal issues in education, and research design.

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