The fourth edition of this popular book is again written specifically for the majority of future teachers--those who will teach in public school special education classrooms. This book offers everything these teachers will need in order to assess pupils with mild to moderate disabilities--and presents these complex concepts in a straightforward, step-by-step manner complete with practice exercises for every step, case studies, and plenty of measurement examples, and it includes the most recent federal mandates of the 1997 IDEA Amendments. This book addresses every pertinent issue, from calculating chronological age scores and raw test results, to effectively writing educational objectives required for IEPs. It also covers cultural and linguistic diversity, functional behavior assessment and the legal requirements for educational/behavioral planning. For teaching professionals in the field of Special Education.
I: INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT.
1. An Introduction.
2. Laws, Ethics, and Issues.
II: TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES OF UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT.
3. Descriptive Statistics.
4. Reliability and Validity.
5. An Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment.
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.
IV: INTERPRETING ASSESSMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION.
12. Interpreting Assessment for Educational Intervention.
13. Case Studies.