Assessing Students with Special Needs (8e) : 9780134575704

Assessing Students with Special Needs (8e)

 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9780134575704
ISBN 10
 
0134575709
Published
 
06/07/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
656
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$104.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in Assessment in Special Education (Special Education).

 


Comprehensive, accessible, balanced coverage of both formal and informal assessment for learners with disabilities.


Grounded in the idea that assessment is at the center of all good teaching, this comprehensive text is noted for its accessibility and its thorough exploration of the link between gathering information and actually using it to make informed decisions. In it, readers get a solid understanding of the complete assessment process, from choosing the best tool, to adapting instruction, to improving outcomes. Included is coverage of both popular and lesser-known tools, giving readers promising procedures for assessing students with special needs. The new edition includes introductory learning objectives, summary learning objectives, breakpoint practices, multimodal methodology, and updating throughout including assessments, research articles, examples, figures, and legal information.  

Table of contents
  • PART I: INTRODUCATION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT
  • Chapter 1. Special Education Assessment
  • Chapter 2. The Assessment Process
  • Chapter 3. Embracing Parents and Families in the Assessment Process
  • PART II: SKILLS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATORS
  • Chapter 4. Selection of Assessment Tools
  • Chapter 5. Standardized Tests
  • Chapter 6. Classroom Assessment
  • PART III ASSESSMENT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATON ELIGIBILITY
  • Chapter 7. Intellectual Performance
  • Chapter 8. Adaptive Behavior in Cultural Context
  • Chapter 9. Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 10. Classroom Behavior
  • PART IV: ASSESSMENT OF ACADEMIC SKILLS
  • Chapter 11. Academic Achievement
  • Chapter 12. Assessment of English Language Learners
  • Chapter 13. Reading
  • Chapter 14. Mathematics
  • Chapter 15. Writing and Oral Language
  • CHAPTER V: IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS
  • Chapter 16. Early Childhood Assessment
  • Chapter 17. Assessment for Transition Education and Planning
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  • Embedded videos in each chapter illustrate key concepts and strategies.
  • Self-Check assessments and interactive exercises throughout the text give students opportunities to assess their understanding and practice applying key concepts.

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Key content changes include:

  • Introductory learning objectives set the stage for the important chapter content.
  • Summary learning objectives reinforce what’s been presented.
  • Breakpoint practices allow for formative assessment of future teachers’ learning at several points within the chapter.
  • Several short videos reinforce material throughout the chapters in the Enhanced Pearson eText version.
  • Multimodal methodology allows for tapping into student learning styles for optimum learning.
  • Adaptive behavior skills and intellectual performance have been separated into different chapters.
  • Oral language and English language learners have been separated into chapters to provide a deeper look into the content areas.
  • Assessments and research articles have been updated.
  • New examples have been added and the figures have been renewed.
  • Legal information has been updated.
Features & benefits

Comprehensive coverage and updating throughout keeps students fully informed and up to date on current practices and responsibilities. 

  • In depth, updated reviews of dozens of tests, research articles, figures, tables, and legislation are included in each chapter.
  • NEW! Assessments and research articles have been updated.
  • NEW! New examples have been added and the figures have been renewed.
  • NEW! Legal information has been updated.

Pedagogical features support student learning and mastery of key concepts.

  • NEW! Introductory learning objectives set the stage for the important chapter content.
  • NEW! Summary learning objectives reinforce what has been presented.
  • Assessment-to-instruction learning materials allow students to practice learned concepts before entering the classroom.
  • NEW! Breakpoint practices allow for formative assessment of future teachers’ learning at several points within the chapter.
  • An in depth authentic case study allows for application of the chapter material.
  • Multimodal methodology allows for tapping into student learning styles for optimum learning.
Author biography

James A. McLoughlin, Cleveland State University

 

Rena B. Lewis, San Diego State University, retired

 

Effie Papoutsis Kritikos is a full professor in the Department of Special Education, where she has taught for over 15 years. She has experience at the birth-21 school, clinical and hospital settings in the areas of special education and speech-language pathology. Dr. Kritikos has written two previous assessment books (with Pearson) and a number of articles. She has reviewed and presented numerous papers for a variety of organizations.