9780761977742

Alternate Assessments for Students With Disabilities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761977742

  • ISBN10:

    0761977740

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-03-30
  • Publisher: Corwin
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Summary

This landmark book combines current research and case studies to address continuous improvement of alternate assessments at all levels.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Meet Lara ix
Audience xii
Acknowledgments xii
About the Authors xiii
Alternate Assessment: What and Why
1(14)
A Bit of Educational History
2(1)
Overview of Standards-Based Reform
3(3)
State Laws and Implementation
6(1)
Accountability, Assessment, and Testing Defined
7(1)
Assessment and Accountability Systems
8(1)
Alternate Assessments Within Assessment and Accountability Systems
9(1)
All Means All
9(1)
Does All Include Lara?
10(1)
Overview of the Book
11(4)
Inclusive Standards: High Expectations for All Students
15(14)
Content Standards Defined
17(1)
How Content Standards Apply to All Students
18(1)
Performance Standards Defined
19(1)
How Performance Standards Apply to All Students
19(1)
Content and Performance Standards in Practice
20(4)
How to Get Students With Disabilities Involved in Standards-Based Instruction
24(1)
Selecting Standards to Work Toward
25(4)
Alternate Assessment Partners
29(16)
Who Brings Information About Standards and Assessments to IEP Teams?
33(1)
Who Brings Information About a Student to IEP Meetings?
33(1)
Who Decides How Students Can Work Toward Standards?
34(1)
Who Supports Students in Their Work Toward Standards?
34(2)
Who Makes Alternate Assessment Participation Decisions?
36(4)
Who Conducts Alternate Assessments?
40(1)
Summary of Tasks and Roles
40(2)
On a Larger Scale---Who Develops Alternate Assessment Systems in the First Place?
42(3)
Assessment Participation Decisions
45(14)
What the Laws Say
47(1)
Assessment Participation Options
47(1)
Assessment Accommodations
48(2)
Participation Decision Makers
50(2)
Participation Decision-Making Process
52(2)
Documenting Participation Decisions on the IEP
54(1)
Examples of Alternate Assessment Participants
55(2)
Considerations in the Development of Participation Guidelines
57(2)
Standards-Based IEPs, Transition Plans, and Alternate Assessments
59(20)
What the Laws Say
61(2)
How to Build a Standards-Based IEP
63(4)
Standards-Based Versus Classroom-Based---An Important Distinction
67(2)
Transition-Focused, Standards-Based IEPs
69(2)
Setting Goals for Adult Life
71(1)
An Effective Transition-Planning Process
72(4)
Transition Plans and Alternate Assessments
76(1)
In Summary
77(2)
The Nuts and Bolts of Alternate Assessment Administration
79(22)
Typical Assessment Strategies
80(1)
Observation
81(3)
Recollection
84(3)
Record Review
87(2)
Combining Assessment Strategies
89(1)
Alternate Assessment Portfolios
90(1)
What to Include in an Alternate Assessment Portfolio
91(10)
Scoring, Reporting, and Using Alternate Assessment Data
101(16)
Using Data From Alternate Assessments
102(2)
Scoring Alternate Assessments
104(1)
Values Reflected by State Scoring Rubrics
105(1)
Setting Performance Levels
106(1)
Reporting Assessment Results
107(2)
Using Assessment Results
109(1)
Continuous Improvement at the School Level
110(2)
Audiences for the Information
112(5)
Tying It All Together
117(12)
Improving Alternate Assessments
118(1)
Thinking It Through: Who Benefits From Alternate Assessments?
118(3)
Our Answers to the Tough Questions
121(6)
And Why Do We Care?
127(2)
Resource A: Legal References 129(2)
Resource B: Resources for Information and Assistance 131(8)
References 139(2)
Recommended Reading 141(6)
Index 147

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