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Written for future teachers and experienced educators, Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education, second edition provides the skills needed to effectively use assessment, particularly informal assessment, in understanding the needs of the whole student. The primary book on classroom assessment procedures is now revised with the latest in authentic, curriculum and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and reporting to parents. The focus is on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, the why, what and how of testing, directions on how to construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results. General K-12 Inservice Teachers.
As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom pedagogies and practices is an imperative step in curriculum planning. The Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on ways to effectively teach all students and further refine and strengthen school-wide inclusive pedagogy, methods, and policies. Featuring extensive coverage on a number of topics such as special education, online learning, and English language learners, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, educators, and policy makers seeking current research on methods that ensure all students have equal access to curricular content and the chance for growth and success.
An easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment. This practical, teacher-friendly book provides step-by-step instructions on choosing and administering classroom assessments; analyzing, interpreting, rating, and monitoring results; and reporting student progress. Whether new to authentic or informal assessment, or strongly familiar with traditional testing, this book will interpret and guide the teaching professional on how to integrate cutting-edge assessment measures seamlessly into their daily teaching schedule. The book is chock-full of the latest in authentic, curriculum and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and methods of reporting to parents. Busy teachers will appreciate the clear, accessible writing style and how easily the book helps them to determine what test to use, the specific diagnostic questions to ask, the classroom materials that will be needed, clearly informed administration strategies, and the explicit examples that are included and can be taken straight from the page to the real classroom. Keenly focused on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, including the why, what, and how of testing, it furthermore gives directions on how to construct, administer, and score assessments as well as how to interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results to families and school support personnel. Another key feature includes suggested interventions to use when test results indicate that specific skills have been mastered, are emerging, or need to be introduced. An ideal book for school administrators, supervisors, and remedial specialists, and for those implementing Response to Intervention (RI), it is most appropriate for professional development and in-service practicing teachers who want an easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment.
The field of special education constantly changes as a result of legislation, instructional formats and research investigations. Addressing the issues and trends in Special Education, this title covers identification, assessment and instruction. It also covers research, technology, and teacher preparation.
Dilemmas in Classroom Assessment is a collaboration of experienced educators-each writing an essay that relates directly to his or her experiences and understanding of a specific assessment issue. Each essay begins with an authentic classroom scenario that many teachers will recognize. In each scenario, the author raises an assessment dilemma and goes on to offer useful information and practical advice on what to do about them.
Setting the standard for professional resources, the well-known ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, 11th Edition, offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to actual reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Reflecting changes in the field of assessment, the new Eleventh Edition is more student friendly than ever. Streamlined, succinct, and completely current, the text takes a new dual approach that teaches readers how to do assessments correctly as well as how to use assessment information to boost student competence. The text continues its thorough discussions on the importance of analyzing behaviors sampled by tests and on appropriate norming, reliability and validity. It also offers the latest test reviews and information, features a fresh new design, gives special attention to diversity issues, and increases coverage of legal concerns. Teaching is increasingly complex. School populations are extremely diverse in their language, knowledge of U.S. culture, and academic skills. Assessment is more critical than ever. ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess the skills and abilities of their students effectively and efficiently. It teaches those who assess students to broaden their labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students’ lives to efforts designed to make a difference in the lives of the students they serve. The result is improved educational outcomes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
An essential handbook for educating students in the 21st century, since its initial publication A Principal's Guide to Special Education has provided guidance to school administrators seeking to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The third edition of this invaluable reference, updated in collaboration with and endorsed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals and incorporating the perspectives of both teachers and principals, addresses such current issues as teacher accountability and evaluation, instructional leadership, collaborative teaching and learning communities, discipline procedures for students with disabilities, and responding to students' special education needs within a standards-based environment.
Weaving together the latest knowledge and best practices for teaching children to read, this indispensable text and professional resource provides a complete guide to differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Uniquely integrative, the book places the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities front and center instead of treating them as special topics. Accessible chapters on each of the core components of literacy clearly demonstrate how to link formal and informal assessment to evidence-based instruction. Special features include Research Briefs, Tech Tips, Internet Resources, Reflection and Action Questions, and dozens of reproducible student activities and assessment tools.
The Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment. The handbook emphasizes theory, conceptual frameworks, and all varieties of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to provide an in-depth understanding of the knowledge base in each area of classroom assessment and how to conduct inquiry in the area. It presents classroom assessment research to convey, in depth, the state of knowledge and understanding that is represented by the research, with particular emphasis on how classroom assessment practices affect student achieventment and teacher behavior. Editor James H. McMillan and five Associate Editors bring the best thinking and analysis from leading classroom assessment researchers on the nature of the research, making significant contributions to this prominent and hotly debated topic in education.
&>This text presents a uniquely practical approach to the topic of Assessment in Special Education. The authors organize the material into a “real-world story,” by having each part and chapter of the text reflect the linear chronology of the assessment process used in schools. Unlike other books, this text is organized chronologically to present the overall process in a “straight line” – a practical and useful pedagogy in itself for the novice teacher. The text provides the practical tools necessary for a new teacher to understand the process of assessment in schools and then learn how to put it all together. It provides future special educators comprehensive coverage of the latest tests and evaluation procedures for all areas of exceptionality – for every age group – for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT'S NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION: New chapter on Response to Intervention (RTI) makes readers aware of the increased importance of multi-tiered assessment in today's classrooms (see Chapter 17). New information on Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) (see Chapter 11). New information on the various types of speech and language disorders often seen by teachers of Special Education (see Chapter 13). Provides readers with a more comprehensive approach to the eligibility requirements necessary for a diagnosis to be made (see Chapter 16). Updated and revised content for the discussed areas of disability, including Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional Disturbance