Assessment and evaluation are central to the educational system of a country as they impact the national policy of education, besides helping in framing future strategies for growth of the nation. The process of measurement, evaluation and assessment is interlinked with curriculum and teaching–learning methods enabling learning outcomes to be determined. Good quality assessment is instrumental in determining a student’s future goal and career path, besides impacting all stakeholders of the school system. An effective school system cannot be built where the students are examined on the basis of mere paper and pencil tests. Today schools have access to the use of a range of techniques for student’s assessment, teacher performance, school’s effectiveness and the evaluation of the school system as a whole.
The aim of the book is to provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of measurement, evaluation and statistics in education—both from theoretical and practical aspects. It also offers a concise, step-by-step guide that helps in making assessment simple and economical in terms of money and time, besides being a boon for any institution. The book contains effective strategies to facilitate enhanced learning by explaining the interpretation of test scores. It has several Illustrative examples drawn from the author′s experience. Portfolios are proving to be a great way of assessment, and how to incorporate them in the teaching–learning process is dealt with in detail. Instructions for constructing rubrics for evaluation of different domains of learning, i.e., cognitive, psychomotor and affective have also been included in the book. Item analysis, basic statistics and different types of tests are discussed elaborately.
The book is intended for the students of B.Ed, M.Ed and M.A. (Education). Besides, the teachers teaching at various universities and colleges will also find this book useful for classroom teaching.KEY FEATURES OF THE BOOK