Cases in Special Education Assessment

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Mary Konya Weishaar / Victoria G. Scott  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
96
Pub.-date
October 2004
ISBN13
9780205410613
ISBN
0205410618
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Description

Cases in Special Education Assessment enhances any traditional text used in assessment courses by bridging the gap between learning how to administer tests in an assessment course and understanding the practical aspects of administering assessments to a real child in a school.

This casebook goes beyond providing the student with the technical “know-how” to administer and interpret a particular test by providing a context for the factors taken into consideration in the process of effective assessment.

Features

  • Two class-tested case studies per chapter provide much-needed practical application and development of problem-solving skills.
  • In-chapter exercises at the end of each case present students with optional activities that promote active learning.
  • “Questions to Consider” sections in the middle of each case pose 4-5 questions that help the reader understand the material and anticipate what may happen.
  • “Questions to Consider” sections at the end of each case pose 5-6 questions to help the reader apply knowledge, integrate the information theyve just learned, and develop problem-solving skills.

Table of Contents



1. General Achievement.

Case 1: “Jake and Paula”-Formal and Informal Assessment.

Case 2: “Damian”-Formal Assessment.



2. Aptitude.

Case 1: “Ida”-Formal Assessment.

Case 2: “Esther”-Formal and Informal Assessment.



3. Behavior.

Case 1: “Keenan Reese”-Formal Assessment.

Case 2: “Scott”-Formal and Informal Assessment.



4. Reading.

Case 1: “Marcus Young”-Informal Assessment.

Case 2: “Teague Keller”-Formal Assessment.



5. Mathematics.

Case 1: “Chien Le”-Formal Assessment.

Case 2: “Tate Hawkens”-Formal and Informal Assessment.



6. Written Language.

Case 1: “Bianca”-Formal Assessment.

Case 2: “James”-Formal Assessment.



7. Oral Language and Bilingual.

Case 1: “Sasha Cooper”-Formal and Informal Assessment.

Case 2: “Jonathon Ek”-Formal Assessment.



8. Transition.

Case 1: “Kyle”-Formal and Informal Assessment.

Case 2: “Tamisha”-Formal and Informal Assessment.



9. Early Childhood.

Case 1: “Tyler Stephens”-Formal and Informal Assessment.

Case 2: “Marina Rodriquez”-Formal and Informal Assessment.



Appendix-Matrix of Types of Assessment Used in Each Case Study and Grade Level.


References.


Index.

Back Cover

Case Studies in Assessment of Studens with Disabilities enhances any traditional text used in assessment courses by bridging the gap between learning how to administer tests in an assessment course and understanding the practical aspects of administering assessments to a real child in a school. This casebook goes beyond providing the student with the technical “know-how” to administer and interpret a particular test by providing a much-needed context for the factors taken into considerations in the process of effective assessment.

  • Two class-tested case studies per chapter provide much-needed practical application and development of problem-solving skills.
  • In-chapter exercises at the end of each case present students with optional activities which promote active learning.
  • Questions to Consider sections in the middle of each case pose 4-5 questions that help the reader understand the material and anticipate what may happen.
  • Sections at the end of each case pose 5-6 questions to help the reader apply knowledge, integrate the information they've just learned, and develop problem-solving skills.