A practical, applied approach to assessing learners with special needs from early childhood through transition Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, 8/e provides readers with a practical, step-by-step approach to learning about the complex procedures of the assessment process. This new edition provides a new presentation format and a new format for assessing student mastery of material through interactive learning activities. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, assessments, and exercises.
Genre: Behavioral assessment of children, Editor: , Pages: 368 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0133856410

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, seventh edition, is a practical book designed to teach you about the complex procedures of the assessment process. Each chapter starts out with a chapter focus that contains CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards that show you what you are expected to master in the chapter. Concepts are presented in a step-by-step manner followed by exercises that help you understand each step. Portions of assessment instruments, protocols, and scoring tables are provided to help you with the practice exercises. Additionally, you will participate in the educational decision-making process using data from classroom observations, curriculum-based assessment, functional behavior assessment, and norm-referenced assessment. New to the seventh edition: An emphasis on progress monitoring, including progress monitoring applied to the acquisition of knowledge and skills presented in this text The assessment process according to the regulations of IDEA 2004 A separate chapter on transition issues and assessment A separate chapter on assessment in infancy and early childhood A new chapter on the measurement aspects of Response to Intervention Increased consideration of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the assessment process
Genre: Education, Editor: Pearson Higher Ed, Pages: 481 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780132999656

Learning disabilities are among the most common disabilities experienced in childhood and adulthood. Although identifying learning disabilities in a school setting is a complex process, it is particularly challenging in low- and middle-income countries that lack the appropriate resources, tools, and supports. This guide provides an introduction to learning disabilities and describes the processes and practices that are necessary for the identification process. It also describes a phased approach that countries can use to assess their current screening and evaluation services, as well as determine the steps needed to develop, strengthen, and build systems that support students with learning disabilities. This guide also provides intervention recommendations that teachers and school administrators can implement at each phase of system development. Although this guide primarily addresses learning disabilities, the practices, processes, and systems described may be also used to improve the identification of other disabilities commonly encountered in schools.
Genre: Education, Editor: RTI Press, Pages: 50 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:

Previous edition written by: James A. McLoughlin, Rena B. Lewis.
Genre: Ability, Editor: , Pages: 597 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0134254600

Field-tested strategies for teaching science to students with special needs This timely, practical guidebook shows general and special educators how to retool science activities and assessments for students with special needs. The authors cover a broad range of topics in an orderly, concise fashion, including: National and state requirements for science learning Pedagogical strategies for collaborative learning groups, individual contracts, self-paced learning centers, literature circles, and team projects Grade-appropriate ways to revise science activities and assessments Step-by-step instructions for using rubrics for evaluation, revision, and assessment Information on teacher collaboration and specific disabilities
Genre: Education, Editor: Corwin Press, Pages: 232 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781452236629

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Assessment of Special Education. The primary focus and goal of Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, 5th edition by Terry Overton is to provide undergraduate students with a practical, applied approach for learning about the complex procedures of the assessment process. To achieve this goal, the author integrates cases throughout the text to facilitate reader comprehension of difficult concepts. In addition, the author presents these concepts in a step-by-step manner and then creates opportunities for students to check their understanding of these concepts through practice exercises. Furthermore, readers will have portions of assessment instruments, and scoring tables as part of their exercise practice. The fifth edition maintains its excellency with added discussion of the latest information on the reauthorization of IDEA, NCLB, and the most recent regulations and how these affect assessment, throroughly updated discussion of all pertinent tests now available, increased diversity coverage, more applications and activities, and an enhanced support package developed exclusively for the text by the author.
Genre: Education, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: 455 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X030260673

Providing a comprehensive and evidence-based reference guide for those who have a strong and scholarly interest in medical education, the Oxford Textbook of Medical Education contains everything the medical educator needs to know in order to deliver the knowledge, skills, and behaviour that doctors need. The book explicitly states what constitutes best practice and gives an account of the evidence base that corroborates this. Describing the theoretical educational principles that lay the foundations of best practice in medical education, the book gives readers a through grounding in all aspects of this discipline. Contributors to this book come from a variety of different backgrounds, disciplines and continents, producing a book that is truly original and international.
Genre: Medical, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 784 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780198785712

Genre: Behavioral assessment of children, Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, Pages: 472 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015037321810

In the movement toward standards-based education, an important question stands out: How will this reform affect the 10% of school-aged children who have disabilities and thus qualify for special education? In Educating One and All, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"â€"the unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education. The committee explores the ideas, implementation issues, and legislative initiatives behind the tradition of special education for people with disabilities. It investigates the policy and practice implications of the current reform movement toward high educational standards for all students. Educating One and All examines the curricula and expected outcomes of standards-based education and the educational experience of students with disabilitiesâ€"and identifies points of alignment between the two areas. The volume documents the diverse population of students with disabilities and their school experiences. Because approaches to assessment and accountability are key to standards-based reforms, the committee analyzes how assessment systems currently address students with disabilities, including testing accommodations. The book addresses legal and resource implications, as well as parental participation in children's education.
Genre: Education, Editor: National Academies Press, Pages: 305 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780309057899

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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: 623 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X030255506