Assessing Learners with Special Needs

Assessing Learners with Special Needs : An Applied Approach

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For courses in Assessment in Special Education.The fourth edition of this popular text is again written specifically for the majority of future teachers-those who will teach in public school special education classrooms. This text offers everything these teachers will need in order to assess pupils with mild to moderate disabilities-and presents these complex concepts in a straightforward, step-by-step manner complete with practice exercises for every step, case studies, and plenty of measurement examples. From calculating chronological age scores and raw test results, to effectively writing educational objectives required for IEPs, every pertinent issue is thoroughly addressed, including the most recent federal mandates of the 1997 IDEA Amendments.show more

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  • Paperback | 563 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 952.54g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130943096
  • 9780130943095

About Terry Overton

Terry Overton began her career as a teacher of students with special needs. She completed her master's degree at Texas Woman's University and became an educational diagnostician. She completed her doctorate at Texas Woman's University in special education and her postdoctoral training in school psychology at the University of Virginia. Overton currently teaches at the University of Texas-Pan American near the Mexican border, where she serves as the program coordinator of the graduate program in school psychology.show more

Table of contents

I: INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT. 1. An Introduction. 2. Laws, Ethics, and Issues. II: TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES OF UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT. 3. Descriptive Statistics. 4. Reliability and Validity. 5. An Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment. III: ASSESSING STUDENTS. 6. Tests of Educational Achievement. 7. Standardized Diagnostic Testing. 8. Informal Assessment Techniques. 9. Assessment of Behavior. 10. Measures of Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior. 11. Special Considerations in Assessment. IV: INTERPRETING ASSESSMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION. 12. Interpreting Assessment for Educational Intervention. 13. Case Studies. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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