Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach / Edition 6

Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach / Edition 6

by Terry Overton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131599577

ISBN-13: 9780131599574

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, seventh edition, is a practical book designed to teach you about the complex procedures of the assessment process.

Each chapter starts out with a chapter focus that contains CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards that show you what you are expected to master in the chapter. Concepts are presented in a

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Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, seventh edition, is a practical book designed to teach you about the complex procedures of the assessment process.

Each chapter starts out with a chapter focus that contains CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards that show you what you are expected to master in the chapter. Concepts are presented in a step-by-step manner followed by exercises that help you understand each step. Portions of assessment instruments, protocols, and scoring tables are provided to help you with the practice exercises. Additionally, you will participate in the educational decision-making process using data from classroom observations, curriculum-based assessment, functional behavior assessment, and norm-referenced assessment.

New to the seventh edition:

  • An emphasis on progress monitoring, including progress monitoring applied to the acquisition of knowledge and skills presented in this text

  • The assessment process according to the regulations of IDEA 2004

  • A separate chapter on transition issues and assessment

  • A separate chapter on assessment in infancy and early childhood

  • A new chapter on the measurement aspects of Response to Intervention

  • Increased consideration of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the assessment process

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131599574
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT.

1. An Introduction.
2. Laws, Ethics, and Issues.

PART II: TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES OF UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT.

3. Descriptive Statistics.
4. Reliability and Validity.
5. An Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment.

PART III: ASSESSING STUDENTS.

6. Tests of Educational Achievement.
7. Standardized Diagnostic Testing.
8. Informal Assessment Techniques.
9. Assessment of Behavior.
10. Measures of Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior.
11. Special Considerations in Assessment.

PART IV: INTERPRETING ASSESSMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION.

12. Interpreting Assessment for Educational Intervention.
13. Case Studies.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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