"The 4th edition of McMillan,Classroom Assessment, has the essentials teachers should know when they are in the field." -Saramma T. Mathew, Troy University Classroom Assessmentprovides prospective and current teachers with a concise, non-technical, and practical guide to conducting a full range of high-quality classroom assessments. The text emphasizes assessment in the context of the realities of teaching and teacher decision-making in an era of standards-based education. Assessment methods are integrated with instruction and presented according to when teachers evaluate students (before, during, and after an instructional unit), the learning targets that are measured, and standards emphasized in state-wide testing. There is considerable emphasis on the nature of learning targets and how different assessments are most appropriate for different targets. For each assessment technique, suggestions for effective practice are presented with examples, case studies, and teacher interviews. New to This Edition Shows through "Teacher's Corner" segments how actual teachers apply principles in their classrooms so that students can readily transfer lessons to actions Provides expanded coverage of formative assessment and the concept of alignment of classroom assessments with large-scale assessments and standards to meet current classroom needs Gives more comprehensive coverage of large-scale testing for accountability and the role of state standards in influencing classroom assessment Emphasizes the difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning to illustrate how assessment affects lessons and daily activity Includes new and extensive treatment of the role of student motivation and the effect of feedback and praise on motivation Has an Instructor's Manual/Test Bank and Companion Website with additional resources available online by contacting your local representative Package this text with [Insert MyLabSchool Logo] a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!McMillan, James H. is the author of 'Classroom Assessment Principles And Practice For Effective Standards-Based Instruction', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205485840 and ISBN 0205485847.