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ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION 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, this edition brings to the forefront the important topics of MTSS/RTI and ELL -- while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on both classroom-based tests designed to inform instruction and intervention, as well as more formal standardized tests that are commonly used to determine eligibility for special education. Appropriate for novices and experts, this standard-setting text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to effectively and efficiently assess their students' skills and abilities. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows readers how to go beyond efforts designed to make predictions about students' lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve.
- NEW: Professional education standards and domains related to the chapter content now appear at the beginning of each chapter. They include the CEC Initial and Advanced Preparation Standards and the National Association of School Psychologists domains.
- UPDATED: Substantially updated chapters on classroom assessment -- particularly "Monitoring Progress Towards Instructional Goals" (Chapter 10), "Managing Classroom Assessment" (Chapter 11), and "Response to Intervention (RTI) and a Multi-Tiered System of Supports" (MTSS) (Chapter 12) -- offer new coverage of timely, high-profile topics.
- NEW: frank and comprehensive test reviews have been added as needed, including reviews of Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V); Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Achievement, Fourth Edition (WJ-IV); and Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3).
- NEW: Content previously displayed separately on the book's website is now presented in the text, including how to evaluate a test; using measures of adaptive behavior; assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; assessment of sensory acuity; and using portfolios in assessment.
- NEW: Examples of new assessment-related technologies are embedded throughout relevant chapters.
- Promoting active reading and learning, each chapter begins with clearly stated learning objectives and ends with a set of corresponding comprehension questions.
- "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, the book includes reviews of a variety of other commonly used tests.
- 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.
1. Assessment in Social and Educational Contexts.
2. Assessment and Decision-Making in Schools.
3. Laws, Ethical Codes, and Standards.
4. Test Scores and How to Use Them.
5. Technical Adequacy: Reliability and Validity.
6. Cultural and Linguistic Considerations.
7. Using Test Adaptations and Accommodations.
Part II: ASSESSMENT IN CLASSROOMS.
8. Teacher-Made Tests of Achievement.
9. Assessing Behavior Through Observation.
10. Monitoring Student Progress Toward Instructional Goals.
11. Managing Classroom Assessment.
12. Response to Intervention (RTI) and a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Part III: ASSESSMENT USING FORMAL MEASURES.
13. How to Evaluate a Test.
14. Assessment of Academic Achievement with Multi-Skill Devices.
15. Using Diagnostic Reading Measures.
16. Using Diagnostic Mathematics Measures.
17. Using Measures of Written Language.
18. Using Measures of Intelligence.
19. Using Measures of Social and Emotional Behavior.
Part IV: USING ASSESSMENT RESULTS TO MAKE EDUCATIONAL DECISIONS.
20. Making Instructional Decisions.
21. Making Special Education Eligibility Decisions.
22. Making Decisions about Participation in Accountability Programs.
23. Collaborative Team Decision-Making.
“This text provides practical information that can readily be applied by teacher education candidates as well as novice and experienced teachers. The activities are appropriate and provide meaningful and often reflective opportunities for students to put into practice the content they learn."
“This is a very comprehensive assessment textbook. It provides adequate depth and breadth of assessment concepts. It addresses all of the topics I expect my preservice teachers to master in my assessment course."
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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
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