9780137050130

Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9780137050130

  • ISBN10:

    0137050135

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

The focus of this best-selling special education assessment book is on providing special and general educators with a variety of assessment procedures and directions on how to#xA0;construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results. From this book, readers will come away knowing the latest in authentic, curriculum, and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and reporting to parents; and new focuses on progress monitoring, Response to Intervention (RTI) and on the practical application of assessment results. Future educators will gain the pertinent skills necessary to effectively use assessment, particularly informal assessment, in understanding the needs of the whole student in today#x19;s general and special education classrooms. With a fresh, new four-part structure, ( Overview of the RTI and Special Education#xA0;Process; Types of Assessment;#xA0;Basic Skills and Content-Subject Assessment; and Special Focus Assessment), and thorough updates and revisions in every chapter, once again Spinelli#x19;s text proves its worth in being one of the top-selling texts on assessment in special education, preparing today#x19;s educators to instruct and assess diverse students in every type of classroom.

Author Biography

Cathleen G. Spinelli is a professor and chair in the Special Education Department at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in assessment and teaching techniques. She has extensive experience working in the public school system, evaluating students from preschoolers to adults, as a certified school psychologist and educational diagnostician. She has enjoyed her years as both a special education teacher and a school administrator in the public school system.  She is the author of another Pearson text, the recently published, Linking Assessment to Instructional Strategies: A Guide for Teachers.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Part 1: OVERVIEW OF THE RTI AND SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS 

Chapter 1:  Early Intervening Services: Implementing Response to Intervention for Students who are At-Risk   

Chapter 2:  The Special Education Process: Assessment for Referral, Classification, Placement and Programming

 

Part 2: TYPES OF ASSESSMENT

Chapter 3:  Standardized Assessment: Types, Scores, and Accommodations  

Chapter 4:  Informal Assessment: Selecting, Scoring, and Preliminary Data Collection  

 

Part 3: BASIC SKILLS and CONTENT-SUBJECT ASSESSMENT

Chapter 5:  Language Assessment: Oral and English Language Learner/Bilingual  

Chapter 6:  Reading Assessment

Chapter 7:  Written Language Assessment

Chapter 8:  Mathematical Assessment

Chapter 9:  Content Area and Related Arts Assessment

 

Part 4: SPECIAL FOCUS ASSESSMENT

Chapter 10: Emotional, Social and Character Education Assessment  

Chapter 11: Study Skills Assessment and Test Taking Skills

Chapter 12:  Transition Assessment: Across the Ages

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