Behavioral Assessment in Schools

Behavioral Assessment in Schools : Theory, Research, and Clinical Foundations

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The assessment of children and adolescents from a behavioral perspective has evolved into a state-of-the-art practice among school professionals. Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this landmark text was the first to address systematically the issues involved in developing behavioral assessment strategies for educational rather than clinical settings. The theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of a wide range of methods are discussed, and their strengths and limitations for assessing emotional/behavioural difficulties and academic skills problems are evaluated. Bringing the field fully up to date, the second edition incorporates important new instruments, refinements of observational strategies, computer applications, and emerging concepts in assessment. Many chapters have new authorship, and entirely new chapters deal with legal and professional issues, decision-making processes in educational diagnosis, culturally sensitive assessment practices, and curriculum-based assessment of academic skills problems.Practitioners planning to implement the techniques described in this volume may also wish to purchase the companion book, Conducting School-Based Assessments Of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, which features case illustrations and detailed guidelines for practice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138879681
  • 9781138879683

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction. Kratochwill, Shapito, Conceptual Foundations of Behavioural Assessment in Schools. Part II: Assessment Techniques. Skinner, Dittmer, Howell, Direct Observation in School Settings; Theoretical Issues. Daly, Murdoch, Direct Observation in the Assessment of Academic Skills Problems. McComas, Mace, Theory and Practice in Conducting Functional Analysis. Hintze, Stoner, Bull, Analogue Assessment: Research and Practice in Evaluating Emotional and Behavioural Problems. Gettinger, Seibert, Analogue Assessment: Research and Practice in Evaluating Academic Skills Problems. L.S. Fuchs, D. Fuchs, Analogue Assessment of Academic Skills: Curriculum-Based Measurement and Performance Assessment. Cole, Bambara, Self-Monitoring: Theory and Practice. Merrell, Informant Reports: Theory and Research in Using Child Behavior Rating Scales in School Settings. Beaver, Busse, Informant Reports: Conceptual and Research Bases of Inteviews with Parents and Teachers. Eckert, Dunn, Guiney, Codding, Self-Reports: Theory and Research in Using Rating Scale Measures. McConaughy, Self-Reports: Theory and Practice in Interviewing Children. Part III: Issues in Child and Adolescent Assessment. Barnett, Lentz, Macmann, Psychometric Qualities of Professional Practice. McGivern, Marquart, Legal and Ethical Issues in Child and Adolescent Assessment. Quintana, Castillo, Zamarripa, Assessment of Ethnic and and Linguistic Minority Children. Power, Eiraldi, Educational and Psychiatric Classification Systems.show more