Assessing Students with Special Needs

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Edition: 8th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2017-07-06
Publisher(s): Pearson
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This popular resource presents 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 embedded videos, introductory learning objectives, summary learning objectives, breakpoint practices, multimodal methodology, and updating throughout including assessments, research articles, examples, figures, and legal information. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos, self-check assessments, and interactive exercises.


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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.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Special Education Assessment

Chapter 2. The Assessment Process

Chapter 3. Embracing Parents and Families in the Assessment Process



Chapter 4. Selection of Assessment Tools

Chapter 5. Standardized Tests

Chapter 6. Classroom Assessment



Chapter 7. Intellectual Performance

Chapter 8. Adaptive Behavior in Cultural Context

Chapter 9. Learning Disabilities

Chapter 10. Classroom Behavior



Chapter 11. Academic Achievement

Chapter 12. Assessment of English Language Learners

Chapter 13. Reading

Chapter 14. Mathematics

Chapter 15. Writing and Oral Language



Chapter 16. Early Childhood Assessment

Chapter 17. Assessment for Transition Education and Planning

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