This text is a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment linked to effective classroom instruction and learning. Assessment of Student Achievement, Seventh Edition, emphasizes that assessment is a broad term that includes testing and performance assessment, each used where it is most appropriate. Valid assessment is necessary for effective instruction with a goal of improved student learning. A portion of the text is devoted to each of the following topics: how to prepare and use classroom tests and performance assessments and how to assign grades and interpret standardized test scores to students and parents. The material is presented in a simple, direct, and understandable manner.Gronlund, Norman Edward is the author of 'Assessment of Student Achievement', published 2002 under ISBN 9780205366101 and ISBN 0205366104.