Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 3/18/2015
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A practical, applied approach to assessing learners with special needs from early childhood through transition


Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, 8/e provides readers with a practical, step-by-step approach to learning about the complex procedures of the assessment process. This new edition provides a new presentation format and a new format for assessing student mastery of material through interactive learning activities. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, assessments, and exercises.


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0133846598 / 9780133846591 Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package, 8/e consists of:

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Author Biography

Terry Overton has experience as a special education classroom teacher, educational diagnostician, and consults with school districts regularly as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She conducts research in the area of autism spectrum disorders and assessment and she continues to provide professional development to school districts to assist with the implementation of RTI models.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Assessment 1

1 Introduction 2

2 Laws, Ethics, and Issues 28


Part II: Technical Prerequisites of Understanding Assessment 57

3 Descriptive Statistics 58

4 Reliability and Validity 74

5 An Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment 94


Part III: Assessing Students 113

6 Curriculum-Based Assessment and Other Informal Measures 114

7 Response to Intervention and Progress Monitoring 140

8 Academic Assessment 154

9 Assessment of Behavior 188

10 Measures of Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior 212

11 Special Considerations of Assessment in Early Childhood 242

12 Special Considerations of Transition 268


Part IV: Interpretation of Assessment Results 289

13 Interpreting Assessment for Educational Intervention 290


Glossary 314

References 319

Name Index 330

Subject Index 333

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