Assessment Strategies for Indivduals with Disabilities (Studies in Health & Human Services v. 47)

Assessment Strategies for Indivduals with Disabilities (Studies in Health & Human Services v. 47)

By: Daniel Joseph (author), George R. Taylor (author), Thaddaus Phillips (author)Hardback

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Written for educators and those who have to assess individuals with disabilities, this practical textbook provides a range of strategies using both formal and informal techniques.

Contents

Summary 24 Chapter 2 Assessment Accommodations 33 Overview 33 Policy Implications 35 Alternate Assessment Strategies 37 Performance Assessment 38 Performance Assessment Defined 39 Performance Assessment for Children with Disabilities 40 Summary 42 Chapter 3 Including Students with Disabilities in Statewide Assessment 47 Overview 47 Participation in Statewide Assessments 51 Changes in Practices and Attitudes 51 Challenges Issues 56 Alternate Statewide Assessments for Students with Disabilities 57 Purposes and Nature of Alternate Assessments 58 Challenging Issues 58 Chapter 4 Standardized Testing Procedures 65 Standardized Tests 65 Pre-Referral Activities 66 Major Types of Assessment Tests 66 Norm-Referenced Tests 67 Characteristics of Norm-Referenced Test 67 Characteristics of Criterion-Referenced Test 68 Advantages of Using Standardized and Criterion-Referenced Tests 69 Advantages of Using Standardized ad Criterion Tests 71 Some Commonly Used Standardized Tests 72 Summary 74 Chapter 5 Non-Standardized Testing Procedures 79 Types of Recording 79 Teacher Made and Informal Tests 81 Questionnaires 81 Interviews 82 Checklists 82 Inventories and Subject Matter Tests 83 Information From Records 84 Self-Assessment 85 Rating Scales 85 Major Components 86 Portfolio Assessment 86 Evaluative Portfolios 87 Alternate Portfolio 88 Assessing Learning Styles 89 The Learning Channel Preference Checklist 89 Auditory Learning Style 89 Visual learning Style 89 Haptic learning Style 89 Summary 91 Chapter 6 Tests of Cognitive Abilities 95 Overview 95 Summary 95 The Stanford-Binet: Fourth Edition 97 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 100 The Weschler Intelligence Scale III 100 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 102 Weschler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Revised 102 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 102 Woodcock-Johnson Psycho Educational Batter-Revised, Tests of Cognitive Ability 102 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 107 The Pintner-Cunningham Primary Test 107 The California Test of Mental Maturity 108 Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Tests 108 Kuhlmann-Anderson Intelligence Tests 109 The Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Tests 109 Terman-McNemar Test of Mental Abilities 110 The Author Point Scale 110 Performance Tests 111 Another Look at Intelligence Quotients 111 Summary 112 Chapter 7 Achievement and Aptitude Tests 117 Overview 117 Reading 121 Handwriting 122 Composition 122 Language 123 Assessing a Child's Language Abilities 125 Aptitude Tests 126 Summary 127 Chapter 8 Assessing Emotional, Social, and Adaptive Behavior 129 Overview 129 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 130 Assessing and Diagnosing Problem Behavior 135 Assessing Adaptive Skills 136 Assessing Maladaptive Behavior 138 Adaptative Behavior 140 Assessing Behavior Inventory 140 Adaptative Behavior Scales 140 Scales of Independence Behavior-Revised 141 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 141 Summary 142 Chapter 9 Assessing Sensory and Motor Abilities 145 Overview 145 Assessing Individuals with Visual Impairments 145 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 146 Assessing Individuals with Hearing Impairments 146 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 146 Assessing Students with Physical Disabilities 149 Assessing and Diagnosing Behavior 150 Peabody Developmental Motor Scales and Activity Cards 150 Assessing and Diagnosis Behavior 150 Perceptual Abilities 151 Visual-Perceptual Ability 152 Auditory-Perceptual Ability 152 Perceptual-Motor Ability 153 Attention 153 Assessing Perceptual Ability 153 Summary 154 Chapter 10 Individualized Education Programs 157 Overview 157 Components of IEP 158 Impact of Federal Legislation on Assessment 160 Evaluating Children 160 Initial Evaluations 160 Reevaluations 163 Individualized Education Program 166 Multidisciplinary Team Duties 166 Objective Evaluation Criteria 168 Summary 168 Chapter 11 Descriptive Statistical Treatment of Assessment Information 171 Overview 171 Scales of Measurement 172 Measures of Central Tendency 173 The Mean 174 The Mean and The Mode 174 Variability 174 The Range 175 Variability About the Mean 176 The Sum of Difference Equals Zero 177 The Sum of Square and Variance 177 The Standard Deviations 179 Frequency Distributions 180 Grouped Frequency Distribution 183 The Normal Curve 185 Correlation and Pearson's 186 Summary 187 Chapter 12 Concluding Remarks 191 Overview 191 Education Reform in Assessment 192 Planning for Administering Assessment Instruments 192 Criticism of Assessment Techniques 193 Barriers to Effective Assessment 194 Factors Associated with Exclusion 198 Evaluating Children Assessment and Evaluation Data 199 Parental Involvement 199 Multidisciplinary Team Membership 200 Summary 200 Appendix A Guidelines for Exemptions, Excuses, and Accommodations for Maryland State Assessment Programs 207 B State Practices - Alternate Assessment 213 C Observation Checklist 217 D A Sample Rubric Assessment Sheet 219 E Tests of Intelligence 221 F Evaluation Tests 223 Glossary 227 Bibliography 235 Author Index 255 Subject Index 263

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773471023
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780773471023
  • ISBN10: 0773471022

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