Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach

ISBN-10: 0131599577

ISBN-13: 9780131599574

Edition: 6th 2009

Authors: Terry Overton

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This top-selling book continues its focus of showing teachers how to do formal and informal assessments in the classroom using practical examples to explain difficult concepts.This most recent revision of Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach includes thorough explanations of the IDEA 2004 Regulations including RTI (response to intervention) and Early Intervening Services. Moreover, thisnbsp;text includes more applied exercises within the textbook. To address the increasing importance of accurate assessment of students with pervasive developmental disorders such as autism, the most widely researched diagnostic instruments are included.nbsp;nbsp;K-12 Special Education and General Education Teachers.
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List price: $124.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

"Terry Overton" began her career as a teacher of students with special needs. She completed her master's degree at Texas Woman's University and became an educational diagnostician. She completed her doctorate at Texas Woman's University in special education and her postdoctoral training in school psychology at the University of Virginia. Overton currently teaches at the University of Texas-Pan American near the Mexican border, where she serves as the program coordinator of the graduate program in school psychology.

Introduction to Assessment
An Introduction
CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards
Assessment: A Necessary Part of Teaching
Monitor Your Progress
Historical and Contemporary Models of Assessment
Contemporary Model of Assessment
Evaluating Student Progress in the Classroom
Designing an Assessment Plan
Assessing the Whole Child: Cultural Considerations
Law, Ethics, and Issues
CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards
The Law: Public Law 94-142 and IDEA IDEA and Assessment
Evaluating Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
Meeting the Needs of Persons with Attention Disorders
IEP Team Evaluation
Determining Eligibility
Parent Participation
Developing the Individualized Education Program
Transition Services
Due Process
Impartial Due Process Hearing
Section 504
Research and Issues Concerning IDEA
Issues of Nondiscriminatory Assessment
The Multidisciplinary Team and the Decision-Making Process
Least Restrictive Environment
Impartial Hearings
Ethics and Standards
Technical Prerequisites of Understanding Assessment
Descriptive Statistics
CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards
Why Is Measurement Important?
Getting Meaning from Numbers
Review of Numerical Scales
Descriptive Statistics
Measures of Central Tendency
Average Performance
Measures of Dispersion
Mean Differences
Skewed Distributions
Types of Scores
Reliability and Validity
CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards
Reliability and Validity in Assessment
Methods of Measuring Reliability
Which Type of Reliability Is the Best?
Standard Error of Measurement
Estimated True Scores
Test Validity
Reliability versus Validity
Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment
CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards
How Norm-Referenced Tests are Constructed Basic S
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