-This comprehensive text for future teachers of learners with disabilities is grounded in the idea that assessment is at the center of all good teaching. Its hallmarks are its accessibility, balanced coverage of both this formal and informal assessment, plus thorough exploration of the link between gathering information and actually using it to make informed decisions. Offering a step-by-step Assessment Question Model on the inside front cover, it equips readers to understand the complete assessment process, from choosing the best tool, to adapting instruction to improving outcomes. Popular, as well as lesser-known, tools are examined in order to acquaint readers with promising procedures for assessing students with special needs.
-PART I. INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT.
1. Special Education Assessment.
2. The Assessment Process.
PART II: ASSESSMENT SKILLS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATORS.
3. Selection of Assessment Tools.
4. Standardized Tests.
5. Informal Assessment.
6. Curriculum-Based Classroom Assessment Techniques.
PART III: ASSESSMENT OF GENERAL PERFORMANCE AREAS.
7. School Performance.
8. Learning Aptitude.
9. Specific Learning Abilities and Strategies.
10. Classroom Behavior.
PART IV: ASSESSMENT OF ACADEMIC AREAS.
13. Written Language.
14. Oral Language and Bilingual Assessment.
PART V: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS.
15. Parent and Family Involvement, Eleanor W. Lynch.
16. Early Childhood Assessment, Laura J. Hall.
17. Assessment for Transition Education and Planning, John R. Johnson.
Answers to Review Questions.