|Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education||
Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education
|194.10||approx. 7-9 days|
For courses in Special Education Assessment and Assessment in Special Education and General Education.
This best-selling text on special education assessment provides a full spectrum of assessment strategies supported by current research and best practices, a new focus on progress monitoring and Response to Intervention, and all the tools necessary to prepare today's educators to instruct and assess diverse students in every type of classroom.
Keenly focused on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, and the directions on how to construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results, the new edition of Spinelli's mainstay text has been thoroughly revised and expanded. A new focus on progress monitoring and Response to Intervention (RTI) are concurrent themes, highlighting how informal, curriculum-focused authentic assessment procedures in each subject area can easily be used for universal screening; formative assessment to monitor progress during instruction; and how to distinguish between those students who are mastering curriculum and those who continue to struggle as evidenced by ongoing assessment measures.
Brief Table of Contents
Part 1: OVERVIEW OF THE RTI AND SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS
Chapter 1: Early Intervening Services: Implementing Response to Intervention for Students who are At-Risk
Chapter 2: The Special Education Process: Assessment for Referral, Classification, Placement and Programming
Part 2: TYPES OF ASSESSMENT
Chapter 3: Standardized Assessment: Types, Scores, and Accommodations
Chapter 4: Informal Assessment: Selecting, Scoring, and Preliminary Data Collection
Part 3: BASIC SKILLS and CONTENT-SUBJECT ASSESSMENT
Chapter 5: Language Assessment: Oral and English Language Learner/Bilingual
Chapter 6: Reading Assessment
Chapter 7: Written Language Assessment
Chapter 8: Mathematical Assessment
Chapter 9: Content Area and Related Arts Assessment
Part 4: SPECIAL FOCUS ASSESSMENT
Chapter 10: Emotional, Social and Character Education Assessment
Chapter 11: Study Skills Assessment and Test Taking Skills
Chapter 12: Transition Assessment: Across the Ages
Now in its third edition, Assessment for Students in Special and General Education continues to provide a full-spectrum of assessment strategies supported by current research and best practices, with newly added focus on progress monitoring and Response to Intervention (RTI). The text remains as strong as ever on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, and the directions on how to construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results. Future educators will gain the pertinent skills necessary to effectively use assessment, particularly informal assessment, in understanding the needs of the whole student in today's general and special education classrooms. With a fresh, new four-part structure, (Overview of the RTI and Special Education Process; Types of Assessment; Basic Skills and Content-Subject Assessment; and Special Focus Assessment), and thorough updates and revisions in every chapter, once again Spinelli's text proves its worth in being one of the top-selling texts on assessment in special education.
Cathleen G. Spinelli is a professor and chair in the Special Education Department at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in assessment and teaching techniques. She has extensive experience working in the public school system, evaluating students from preschoolers to adults, as a certified school psychologist and educational diagnostician. She has enjoyed her years as both a special education teacher and a school administrator in the public school system. She is the author of another Pearson text, the recently published, Linking Assessment to Instructional Strategies: A Guide for Teachers.