Assessing Students with Special Needs

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-09
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This comprehensive text for future teachers of learners with disabilities is grounded in the idea that assessment is at the center of all good teaching. Its hallmarks are its accessibility, balanced coverage of both this formal and informal assessment, plus thorough exploration of the link betweengatheringinformation and actuallyusingit to make informed decisions. Offering a step-by-stepAssessment Question Modelon the inside front cover, it equips readers to understand the complete assessment process, from choosing the best tool, to adapting instruction to improving outcomes. Popular, as well as lesser-known, tools are examined in order to acquaint readers with promising procedures for assessing students with special needs.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Special Education Assessment
Special Education Assessment
The Assessment Process
Assessment Skills for Special Educators
Selection of Assessment Tools
Standardized Tests
Informal Assessment
Curriculum-Based Classroom Assessment Techniques
Assessment of General Performance Areas
School Performance
Learning Aptitude
Specific Learning Abilities and Strategies
Classroom Behavior
Assessment of Academic Areas
Written Language
Oral Language and Bilingual Assessment
Special Considerations
Parent and Family Involvement
Early Childhood Assessment
Assessment for Transition Education and Planning
Answers to Review Questions
Author Index
Subject Index
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