Assessing Students with Special Needs

Assessing Students with Special Needs

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This comprehensive text for future teachers of learners with disabilities is grounded in the idea that assessment is at the center of all good teaching. Its hallmarks are its accessibility, balanced coverage of both this formal and informal assessment, plus thorough exploration of the link between gathering information and actually using it to make informed decisions. Offering a step-by-step Assessment Question Model on the inside front cover, it equips readers to understand the complete assessment process, from choosing the best tool, to adapting instruction to improving outcomes. Popular, as well as lesser-known, tools are examined in order to acquaint readers with promising procedures for assessing students with special needs.Handwriting Legibility Scale a€” This checklist is used to rate the studenta#39;s handwriting from the Writing Samples subtest. ... In selective testing, the three standard reading measures (Letter- Word Identification, Reading Fluency, and Passage ... and because the Normative Update manual (McGrew, Schrank, aamp; Woodcock, 2007) does not describe the 2007 norm group, it is ... weighting procedures were used to assure that the sample distribution conformed to the population distribution onanbsp;...

Title:Assessing Students with Special Needs
Author:James A. McLoughlin, Rena B. Lewis
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2008


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