/*0205457274 Gronlund, Assessment of Student Achievement 8e*/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, Eighth 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 an accessible, direct, and brief format.