Higher Education

Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education, 12th Edition

  • John Salvia The Pennsylvania State University
  • James E. Ysseldyke University of Minnesota
  • Sara Witmer Michigan State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111833419  |  ISBN-13: 9781111833411
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Setting the standard in professional assessment resources, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition takes advantage of the text's robust website, Education CourseMate, to convey information and promote active learning. It also brings to the forefront the "hot topics" of RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on standardized tests that are used to assess students in special and inclusive education: the details of the tests, what does and doesn't work with them, and how to interpret the test data--but also how to look at the individual child's needs. Appropriate for novices and experts, this text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess their students' skills and abilities effectively and efficiently. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows readers how to broaden their assessment labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students' lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve. In order to ensure that our readers have access to assessment information that is comprehensive and up-to-date, and that can be tailored to their unique learning needs, we have made greater use of the Education CourseMate, which allows us to offer more in depth information about topics that may be of particular interest to only a subset of readers. We now include in the text summaries of five chapters that are available in their entirety on CourseMate, including Chapter 10, "How to Evaluate a Test," Chapter 18, "Using Measures of Adaptive Behavior," Chapter 19, "Assessment of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers," Chapter 20, "Assessment of Sensory Acuity," and Chapter 25, "Using Portfolios in Assessment."

Features and Benefits

  • All of the chapters, topics, and features that have made this text a classic in the field are retained to the extent possible.
  • The book's website, Education CourseMate, includes expanded critiques of tests and material highlighted in the textbook, giving students additional insight and hands-on applications.
  • Promoting active reading and learning, each chapter begins with clearly stated chapter goals and a list of key terms.
  • "Scenario in Assessment" features connect highlighted chapter concepts to the real-life classroom. The vignettes, which describe assessment situations in which new teachers might find themselves, provide students with a practical, real-world, and human perspective on the impact of assessment.
  • In addition to new tests and measures noted in the New to This Edition listing, the book covers the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery, Normative Update (WJ-III NU); Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition; TerraNova, Third Edition; STAR Reading; KeyMath-3 Diagnostic Assessment; Test of Language Development-Primary Fourth Edition; Test Of Language Development-Intermediate Fourth Edition; Test of Written Language, Fourth Edition; and AIMSweb.
  • The text's practical emphasis on preparing readers to transition from pre-service to practice helps new teachers understand how to assess their students' skills and abilities effectively and efficiently.

Table of Contents

Part 1: OVERVIEW AND BASIC CONSIDERATIONS.
1. Context for Assessment and Decision-Making.
2. Assessment and Decision-Making in Schools.
3. Legal and Ethical Considerations in Assessment.
4. Test Scores and How to Use Them.
5. Technical Adequacy.
Part II: ASSESSMENT IN CLASSROOMS.
6. Assessing Behavior through Observation.
7. Teacher-Made Tests.
8. Curriculum-based Approaches to Monitoring Student Progress.
9. Managing Classroom Assessment.
Part III: ASSESSMENT USING FORMAL MEASURES.
10. How to Evaluate a Test. (on website; preview in text).
11. Assessment of Academic Achievement.
12. Using Diagnostic Reading Measures.
13. Using Diagnostic Math Measures.
14. Using Oral and Written Language Measures.
15. Using Intelligence Tests.
16. Using Measures of Perceptual and Perceptual-Motor Skills.
17. Social and Emotional Behavior.
18. Adaptive (on website; preview in text).
19. Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers (on website; preview in text).
20. Sensory Acuity (on website; preview in text).
Part IV: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ASSESSMENT.
21. Using Test Adaptations and Accommodations.
22. Cultural and Linguistic Considerations.
23. Using Technology-Enhanced Measures.
24. Response-to-Intervention and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
25. Using Portfolios in Assessment (on website; preview in text).
Part V: USING ASSESSMENT RESULTS TO MAKE EDUCATIONAL DECISIONS.
26. Making Instructional Decisions.
27. Making Eligibility Decisions.
28. Making Accountability Decisions.
29. Collaborative Decision-Making.

What's New

  • A new Chapter 1, "Context for Assessment and Decision-Making," highlights ways in which the social/ecological context affects the practices of assessors.
  • Increased linkage to the book's website, Education CourseMate, includes web-only chapters (with Web Chapter Previews in the text), marginal notations directing readers to the website, new end-of-chapter Web Resources and Web Activities that promote active learning, and introductions to Video Cases placed strategically throughout. All of these new technology-related features direct students to go online for more in-depth information about important topics.
  • New frank and comprehensive test reviews have been added as needed, including Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III); Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales (SSIS); and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills-Next (DIBELS Next).
  • A new Assessment Process Flow Chart in Chapter 2 illustrates the process--from initial concern by a classroom teacher, to pre-referral classroom interventions, to instructional interventions at increasing levels of intensity, to eligibility, and finally to re-evaluation and accountability.
  • New Web Chapters--those not integral to the learning needs of the text's primary users--are now placed on the text's website, with a two-to-three-page Web Chapter Preview in the text. This allows key features of the chapters to be highlighted in the text, while making the full chapters accessible to those who need and are interested in them. Web Chapters include Chapter 10 ("How to Evaluate a Test"), Chapter 18 ("Using Measures of Adaptive Behavior"), Chapter 19 ("Using Measures of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers"), Chapter 20 ("Assessment of Sensory Acuity"), and Chapter 25 ("Using Portfolios in Assessment").
  • A new chapter, "Curriculum-Based Approaches to Monitoring Student Progress" (Chapter 8), offers new coverage of a timely, high-profile topic.
  • A new Part 4, "Special Considerations in Assessment," focuses on hot topics and includes new chapters on "Cultural and Linguistic Considerations" (Chapter 22), "Using Technology-Enhanced Measures" (Chapter 23), and "Response-to-Intervention and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support" (Chapter 24).

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"John Salvia is the leading expert on assessment in special education. His writing is excellent and his text provides such depth in addition to breadth."

— Dr. Sarah Jane DeHaas, Juniata College

"This is one of my favorite textbooks because it provides my students with rich information that will help them on a daily basis in the classroom. Assessment is the basis of informed decision making and students must have a solid grasp of assessment. Salvia, Ysseldyke, and Bolt have provided the information and if the students will add the labor, they will be thoroughly prepared in the area of special education assessment."

— Donna Bergman, Spring Arbor University

"I like the whole book, but some of the chapters that stand out from other texts are 'Legal and Ethical Considerations in Assessment,' 'Test Adaptations and Accommodations,' and 'Making Accountability Decisions.' This is critical information that is often overlooked or briefly mentioned in other texts."

— Donna Bergman, Spring Arbor University

"I appreciate the work of the authors to publish what I consider the state of the art in assessment texts."

— Manuel Barrera, Metropolitan State University

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Cengage Advantage Books: Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education  (ISBN-10: 113330754X | ISBN-13: 9781133307549)

Setting the standard in professional assessment resources, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition takes advantage of the text's robust website, Education CourseMate, to convey information and promote active learning. It also brings to the forefront the "hot topics" of RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on standardized tests that are used to assess students in special and inclusive education: the details of the tests, what does and doesn't work with them, and how to interpret the test data--but also how to look at the individual child's needs. Appropriate for novices and experts, this text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess their students' skills and abilities effectively and efficiently. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows readers how to broaden their assessment labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students' lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve.

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Student Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education  (ISBN-10: 113330754X | ISBN-13: 9781133307549)

Noted as the standard for professional resources in its field, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Updated to reflect changes in the area of assessment, the new edition takes advantage of the text's robust website, Education CourseMate, to convey information and promote active learning. It also brings to the forefront the "hot topics" of RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on standardized tests that are used to assess students in special and inclusive education: the details of the tests, what does and doesn't work with them, and how to interpret the test data--but also how to look at the individual child's needs. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this text will equip you with the knowledge and tools to assess your students' skills and abilities effectively and efficiently. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, the book will show you how to broaden your assessment labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students' lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students you serve.

List Price = $165.95  | CengageBrain Price = $165.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.50

WebTutor™ on WebCT® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133113877 | ISBN-13: 9781133113874)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, supplemental chapters, test reviews, and more.

List Price = $194.00  | CengageBrain Price = $194.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133113850 | ISBN-13: 9781133113850)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, supplemental chapters, test reviews, and more.

List Price = $194.00  | CengageBrain Price = $194.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.00

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Salvia

John Salvia is Professor Emeritus of Special Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Salvia is also the author of individual tests and numerous articles on the assessment of students with disabilities. His research focused on using assessment information to plan and evaluate educational programs and the impact of regular education reforms on assessment practices with exceptional students. Dr. Salvia remains interested in the extent to which students receive appropriate educational assessments.

James E. Ysseldyke

James E. Ysseldyke has been educating school psychologists and researchers for more than 35 years, and is now Professor Emeritus in the School Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. He has advised and mentored more than 100 doctoral and Ed.S. students who have gone on to leadership positions in universities, school systems, government agencies, and research organizations. He has served the University of Minnesota as director of the Minnesota Institute for Research on Learning Disabilities, director of the National School Psychology Network, director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes, and associate dean for research. Dr. Ysseldyke's research and writing have focused on enhancing the competence of individual students and enhancing the capacity of systems to meet students' needs. He is an author of major textbooks and more than 300 journal articles. Dr. Ysseldyke has received awards for his research from the School Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the Council for Exceptional Children. The University of Minnesota presented him a distinguished teaching award, and he received a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois.

Sara Witmer

Sara Witmer (formerly Sara Bolt) is Associate Professor of School Psychology at Michigan State University. She teaches courses in psychological assessment and intervention to school psychology graduate students. Her research focuses on examining assessment tools that can enhance instructional decision-making for students who are at risk for poor academic outcomes. Dr. Witmer also conducts research on accommodations for diverse learners, students with disabilities, and English language learners, and more generally on methods for the effective inclusion of all students in large-scale assessment and accountability programs.