For use in Assessment in Special Education courses. This text examines assessment of individuals with mild to moderate disabling conditions in a clear and understandable manner. It uses application exercises and case studies to help students make the transition of technical material from the classroom to real world experiences. Written especially for future educators who will work in public schools, this text takes students through all the phases of assessment procedures-from the calculations of chronological age scores and raw scores-to writing effective educational objectives required for Individual Educational Programs.
I. INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT.
1. An Introduction.
2. Law 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. Measure of Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior.
11. Other Diagnostic Instruments.
12. Early Childhood Assessment.
IV. INTERPRETING ASSESSMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION.
13. Interpreting Assessment for Educational Intervention.
14. Case Studies.
Appendix: Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education.