Assessment of Exceptional Students Educational and Psychological Procedures

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Provides anup-to-date, comprehensive andpractical approachthat emphasizes howboth informal and formal proceduresfit into the overall assessment process for students with special needs.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Assessment: Issues and Concerns
Assessment: Historical, Philosophical, and Legal Considerations
Historical Events and Philosophical Movements
Relevant Assessment Litigation
Relevant Legislation
Case Study: June
The Assessment Process: A Proposed Model
Why Assess?
How Is the Process Initiated?
What Procedures Should Be Used?
Who Should Assess?
When Should Assessment Be Conducted?
What Should Be Done with the Results?
An Assessment Model Case Study: June
Practical and Ethical Considerations
Practical Considerations: Factors Affecting Test Results
Ethical Considerations
Case Study: June
Informal Procedures: Basic Tools for Teachers
Observation and Functional Behavior Assessment
Student Observationndash;Informal Systems
Student Observationndash;Formal Systems
Observation of the Instructional Environment
Functional Behavior Assessment
Case Study: June
Summary Matrix
Criterion-Referenced Testing and Curriculum-Based Assessment
Criterion-Referenced Tests
Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA)
Criterion-Referenced CBA (CR-CBA)
Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM)
CR-CBA and CBM: An Integrated Model
Case Study: June
Summary Matrix
Portfolio Assessment and Other Alternative Assessment Procedures
Performance Assessment
Authentic Assessment
Portfolio Assessment
Advantages and Disadvantages of Portfolio Assessment
Case Study: June
Summary Matrix
Assessment of Abilities
Assessment of Intelligence
Student Profile: Tommy Alternatives to Traditional Tests
Dynamic Assessment Procedures
Intelligence Tests: General Purpose and Description
Additional Instruments
Back to the Profile: Possible Answers to the Questions
Student Profile Data: Tommy
Case Study: June
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