Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment For Education: Theory And Applications by Jacqueline LeightonCognitive Diagnostic Assessment For Education: Theory And Applications by Jacqueline Leighton

Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment For Education: Theory And Applications

EditorJacqueline Leighton, Mark Gierl

Paperback | May 14, 2007

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The purpose of this book is to identify how educational tests, especially large-scale tests given to students in grades K-12, can be improved so that they produce better information about what students know and don't know. By consulting and integrating psychological research into the design of educational tests, it is now possible to create new test items that students understand better than old test items. Moreover, these new test items help identify where students may be experiencing difficulties in learning.
Dr Gierl is currently the Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the International Test Commission. Dr Gierl’s research is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Colle...
Title:Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment For Education: Theory And ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:May 14, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521684218

ISBN - 13:9780521684217

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Basis of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment: 1. Defining cognitive diagnostic assessment in education Jacqueline P. Leighton and Mark J. Gierl; 2. The demand for diagnostic testing Kristen Huff; 3. Philosophical rationale for cognitive models Stephen Norris; 4. Cognitive psychology as it applies to diagnostic assessment Robert J. Mislevy; 5. Construct validity and diagnostic testing Susan Umbretson; Part II. Methods and Application of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment: 6. Cognitive models and diagnostic assessment Jacqueline P. Leighton; 7. Test construction Joanna Gorin; 8. The attribute hierarchy method Mark J. Gierl, Jacqueline P. Leighton, and Steve Hunka; 9. The fusion model as implemented with ARPEGGIO William Stout; 10. Score reporting; Part III. The Future of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment: 11. Unresolved issues in cognitive diagnostic assessment; 12. Summary and conclusion Mark J. Gierl and Jacqueline P. Leighton.

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"Leighton and Gierl make a solid contribution by outlining how protocol analysis and verbal reports can be used to gather systematic information on how examinees think about and solve the tasks that appear on tests...This book is an excellent example of the work under way in educational measurement and psychometrics to address the challenges of educational improvement...The collective work presented in this book inspires hope and gives us every reason to take heart that the diagnostic challenge in education is very much on!" Howard t. Everson, PsycCritiques