Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education

Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education


By (author) James E. Ysseldyke, By (author) Sara Bolt, By (author) John Salvia


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  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 269mm x 18mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Belmont, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1111833419
  • ISBN 13: 9781111833411
  • Edition: 12, Revised
  • Edition statement: 12th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 365,027

Product description

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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"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."

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.