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A practical, applied approach to assessing learners with special needs from early childhood through transition
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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.
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
Name Index 330
Subject Index 333