Assessing Learners with Special Needs

Assessing Learners with Special Needs : An Applied Approach

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Assessment of Special Education.The primary focus and goal of Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, 5th edition by Terry Overton is to provide undergraduate students with a practical, applied approach for learning about the complex procedures of the assessment process. To achieve this goal, the author integrates cases throughout the text to facilitate reader comprehension of difficult concepts. In addition, the author presents these concepts in a step-by-step manner and then creates opportunities for students to check their understanding of these concepts through practice exercises. Furthermore, readers will have portions of assessment instruments, and scoring tables as part of their exercise practice. The fifth edition maintains its excellency with added discussion of the latest information on the reauthorization of IDEA, NCLB, and the most recent regulations and how these affect assessment, throroughly updated discussion of all pertinent tests now available, increased diversity coverage, more applications and activities, and an enhanced support package developed exclusively for the text by the more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 190.5 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 725.76g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 013117990X
  • 9780131179905

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT. 1. An Introduction. 2. Laws, Ethics, and Issues. PART II: TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES OF UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT. 3. Descriptive Statistics. 4. Reliability and Validity. PART III: ASSESSING STUDENTS. 5. Curriculum-Based Assessment and Other Informal Measures. 6. Assessment of Behavior. 7. An Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment. 8. Academic Assessment. 9. Measures of Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior. 10. Special Consideration of Assessment in Early Childhood and Transition. PART IV: INTERPRETATION OF ASSESSMENT RESULTS. 11. Interpreting Assessment for Educational Intervention. Appendix: Key to End-of-Chapter Exercises. Name Index. Subject more

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