This popular, comprehensive book emphasizes the construction and use of classroom tests and assessments that are technically sound (valid and reliable). Key benefits include: extensive examples illustrating sound assessment construction principles; comprehensive coverage of approaches to testing and assessment; and up-to-date concepts of validity in context of standards-based education. Emphasizes the growing trend of authentic assessment and current practice. Provides insight on both restricted-response and extended performance tests. Explains how to construct performance tasks. Discusses rating scales. Provides updated information on observational techniques, peer appraisal, self-report, attitude measurement, interest inventories, and personality measures. A basic book in tests and measurement.