Assessing Individuals with Disabilities in Educational, Employment, and Counseling Settings / Edition 1 by Ruth B. Ekstrom | 9781557988744 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Assessing Individuals with Disabilities in Educational, Employment, and Counseling Settings / Edition 1

Assessing Individuals with Disabilities in Educational, Employment, and Counseling Settings / Edition 1

by Ruth B. Ekstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557988749

ISBN-13: 9781557988744

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Assessing Individuals with Disabilities in Educational, Employment, and Counseling Settings is an indispensable reference for testing professionals as they face the challenge of how best to assess and test people with disabilities. The book begins with a review of the legal and psychometric issues that must be considered. Next the contributors describe

Overview

Assessing Individuals with Disabilities in Educational, Employment, and Counseling Settings is an indispensable reference for testing professionals as they face the challenge of how best to assess and test people with disabilities. The book begins with a review of the legal and psychometric issues that must be considered. Next the contributors describe frequently used testing accommodations, documentation of accommodations, and how to report scores when accommodations are used.

The contributors then cover issues that are of special concern in clinical and counseling settings, in educational settings, and in assessment for employment, certification, and licensing. Throughout the volume the authors emphasize equity as the basis for accommodations. Because approximately twenty percent of the United States population has some type of disability, the information contained here will prove an invaluable reference for psychologists, counselors, educators, employers, test makers, and testing professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557988744
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

In Memoriamv
Contributorsxi
Introduction3
I.Legal, Policy, and Psychometric Issues9
Chapter 1.Testing Individuals With Disabilities: Reconciling Social Science and Social Policy11
Chapter 2.The Psychometrics of Testing Individuals With Disabilities33
II.Testing Accommodations and Score Reporting43
Chapter 3.Types of Commonly Requested Accommodations45
Chapter 4.Documentation59
Chapter 5.The Decision-Making Process for Developing Testing Accommodations71
Chapter 6.Score Reporting Issues in the Assessment of People With Disabilities: Policies and Practices87
III.Assessment in Clinical and Counseling Settings101
Chapter 7.The Clinical Assessment of People With Disabilities103
Chapter 8.Counseling Assessment121
IV.Assessment in Education Settings133
Chapter 9.Large-Scale Educational Assessment135
Chapter 10.Individual Norm-Referenced Ability Testing147
Chapter 11.Postsecondary Admissions Testing173
V.Employment, Certification, and Licensing191
Chapter 12.Testing Individuals With Disabilities in the Employment Context: An Overview of Issues and Practices193
Chapter 13.Disability Nondiscrimination in the Employment Process: The Role for Testing Professionals205
Chapter 14.The Americans With Disabilities Act and Employment Testing221
Chapter 15.Issues of Special Concern in Licensing and Certification235
VI.Sources for Further Information249
Chapter 16.Resources for Further Information About the Assessment of Individuals With Disabilities251
Author Index269
Subject Index275
About the Editors285

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