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Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs - Text

Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs - Text - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0137054534

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ISBN13: 978-0137054534
ISBN10: 013705453X
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 11
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2011
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Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs - Text - 4TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0137054534

Libby G. Cohen and Loraine J. Spenciner

ISBN13: 978-0137054534
ISBN10: 013705453X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 11
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Key Benefit: A contemporary, easy-to-read approach to understanding informal and teacher-developed assessment approaches and techniques, as well as descriptions of widely-used tests and measures and contemporary perspectives on special education classroom assessment. Written in a straightforward, accessible manner, it emphasizes contemporary, practical, authentic classroom assessment approaches and proven techniques.
Key Topics: This edition incorporates best practices and the use of technology in assessment practices, and covers contemporary, classroom and teacher approaches; research-based practices; formal and informal assessments and testing practices; observation techniques; functional behavioral assessment; curriculum-based assessment; criterion-referenced assessment; performance-based assessments; standardized instruments; contemporary approaches to the assessment of literacy and mathematics; interpreting tests; writing reports; and program evaluation. Readers will be given the most current information on assessment approaches, research-based practices, and federal mandates related to assessment of students with disabilities, ages 3 - 20. Incorporating formal, informal, and performance-based assessment tools, critical topics linked to school-based examples, and more, special education teachers will be exposed to the most prevalent information, knowledge, and skills that they need to know about special education classroom assessment.
Market: Written for pre-service and practicing special educators and other professionals.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Part 1 Foundations of Assessment 1. Understanding Assessment 2. Response to Intervention 3. Assessment Framework 4. Involving Families Part II Assessment Skills 5. Reliability and Validity 6. Developing Technical Skills 7. Test Interpretation and Report Writing Part III Behavior 8. Observing, Interviewing, and Conferencing 9. Behavior (adaptive and problem behaviors) Part IV Achievement 10. Achievement: Overall Performance 11. Reading 12. Written Language 13. Oral Language 14 Mathematics 15. Performance-based, Authentic, and Portfolio Assessments Part IV Special Considerations 16. Cognition 17. Young Children 18. Transition

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