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 p ...show moreractices 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. ...show less