Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education

Author: John Salvia,James Ysseldyke,Sara Witmer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133709575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 2741

Setting the standard in professional assessment resources, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition takes advantage of the text's robust website, Education CourseMate, to convey information and promote active learning. It also brings to the forefront the hot topics of RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on standardized tests that are used to assess students in special and inclusive education: the details of the tests, what does and doesn't work with them, and how to interpret the test data--but also how to look at the individual child's needs. Appropriate for novices and experts, this text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess their students' skills and abilities effectively and efficiently. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows readers how to broaden their assessment labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students' lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve. In order to ensure that our readers have access to assessment information that is comprehensive and up-to-date, and that can be tailored to their unique learning needs, we have made greater use of the Education CourseMate, which allows us to offer more in depth information about topics that may be of particular interest to only a subset of readers. We now include in the text summaries of five chapters that are available in their entirety on CourseMate, including Chapter 10, How to Evaluate a Test, Chapter 18, Using Measures of Adaptive Behavior, Chapter 19, Assessment of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, Chapter 20, Assessment of Sensory Acuity, and Chapter 25, Using Portfolios in Assessment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education

Author: John Salvia,James Ysseldyke,Sara Witmer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111833419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 1925

Setting the standard in professional assessment resources, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition takes advantage of the text’s robust website, Education CourseMate, to convey information and promote active learning. It also brings to the forefront the hot topics of RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on standardized tests that are used to assess students in special and inclusive education: the details of the tests, what does and doesn’t work with them, and how to interpret the test data--but also how to look at the individual child’s needs. Appropriate for novices and experts, this text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess their students’ skills and abilities effectively and efficiently. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows readers how to broaden their assessment labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students’ lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve. In order to ensure that our readers have access to assessment information that is comprehensive and up-to-date, and that can be tailored to their unique learning needs, we have made greater use of the Education CourseMate, which allows us to offer more in depth information about topics that may be of particular interest to only a subset of readers. We now include in the text summaries of five chapters that are available in their entirety on CourseMate, including Chapter 10, How to Evaluate a Test, Chapter 18, Using Measures of Adaptive Behavior, Chapter 19, Assessment of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, Chapter 20, Assessment of Sensory Acuity, and Chapter 25, Using Portfolios in Assessment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education

Using evidence-based teaching strategies

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136253440

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 6759

As teachers around the world deal with the challenges of inclusive education, they must find effective ways of enhancing their classroom teaching methods. What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education presents teachers with a range of evidence-based strategies they can immediately put into practice in their classrooms. This unique book will be an invaluable resource for educators who may not have the time or the inclination to engage with theory-heavy research, but who wish to ensure that their teaching strategies are up-to-the-minute and proven to be the most effective best practices. Each of the 27 strategies that this book comprises has a substantial research base, a strong theoretical rationale and clear guidelines on their implementation, as well as cautionary advice where necessary. In this new second edition, David Mitchell, a leading writer in special and inclusive education, continues to break new ground with revised and updated strategies based on evidence from the most recent studies in the field. From the myriad of related research available, only those studies with genuine potential for improving the practices of teachers and schools have been included, with the aim of facilitating high-quality learning and social outcomes for all learners in schools. Updates to this new edition include: four new chapters, on response to intervention, universal design for learning, inter-agency cooperation and one on the Finnish education system over 350 new references an even wider international focus, including evidence drawn from Asia references to recent developments in neuroscience a new companion website, with extra case studies, links to further reading, journal articles and videos, and an interactive quiz, at www.routledge.com/cw/mitchell This book will be essential reading for anyone with a vocational or academic interest in evidence-based special educational needs teaching strategies, whether a student in initial teacher education or a qualified classroom teacher, teacher educator, educational psychologist, special needs coordinator, parent, consultant or researcher. David Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and a consultant in inclusive education. ‘This is the book I wish I had written, synthesizing an enormous literature focused on special needs students. It is robust, it is readable, and it is your right-hand resource. A stunner of a book.’ –Professor John Hattie, University of Melbourne, author of Visible Learning

Assessment, In Special and Inclusive Education

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619067544

Category: Education

Page: 27

View: 7375

Facts101 is your complete guide to Assessment, In Special and Inclusive Education. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Implementing Inclusive Education

Issues in Bridging the Policy-Practice Gap

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786353873

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 3970

The volume will provide an examination of issues around how policy for inclusive education can be implemented in practice. Key policy issues for inclusive education are looked at along with recommendations to tackle these. Conclusions will focus on lessons learnt surrounding the implementation of policy and bridging the policy-practice gap.

Understanding Assessment in the Special Education Process

A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

Author: Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510701338

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 4666

An ideal step-by-step reference for instructors who have not had specific training in assessing students with special needs, Understanding Assessment in the Special Education Process helps educators make the most effective use of available assessment options.

Case Studies in Assessment of Students with Disabilities

Author: Mary Konya Weishaar,Victoria Groves Scott

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 7467

"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.

Inclusive Principles and Practices in Literacy Education

Author: Marion Milton

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787149862

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1320

This volume draws together research and practice from the fields of literacy education and inclusion. It provides an insight into current theory, research and issues associated with teaching literacy to all students in inclusive classrooms. Literacy remains a critical success factor for students, as the basis for concurrent and future learning.

Inclusive Education

A Global Agenda

Author: S. J. Pijl,Cor J. W. Meijer,Seamus Hegarty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415147484

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 8836

The way in which special education is conceived varies around the world, and practice varies accordingly. This book is based on the assumption that inclusive education, or mainstreaming, is a necessary part of providing high quality education for all.

Diversity, Special Needs and Inclusion in Early Years Education

Author: Sophia Dimitriadi

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351504697

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 5266

Instead of segregating children with special needs from the rest, Diversity, Special Needs, and Inclusion in Early Years Education argues for inclusiveness in educational institutions, through changes in curriculum and teaching methods. The book presents case studies from various countries as well as theoretical frameworks, models, approaches and projects on diversity and inclusion to effective implementation of programmes and practices for young children. Each chapter of the book has a unique contribution to understanding the aspects of inclusive education taken from international experience. This edited volume is for professionals and researchers in the field of special education, policy makers, parents and teachers, and school management. It would be of interest to people working on diversity and inclusive education as well as in early childhood education organisations. NGOs working in the area of special education will find this particularly useful.

Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs

A Context-based Approach

Author: Susan M. Benner,Joan Grim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041588568X

Category: Education

Page: 285

View: 690

There are many assessment systems available to provide the answers teachers and parents seek regarding the progression of infants, toddlers, and young children. However, simply choosing and administering an assessment instrument or procedure from the wide array of tools available today can be an overwhelming task. Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs helps prepare teachers for the task of evaluating the skills of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with developmental delays and those considered at risk to...

Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education

Author: Cathleen G. Spinelli

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137050130

Category: Education

Page: 500

View: 2362

The focus of this best-selling special education assessment book is on providing special and general educators with a variety of assessment procedures and directions on how to construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results. From this book, readers will come away knowing the latest in authentic, curriculum, and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and reporting to parents; and new focuses on progress monitoring, Response to Intervention (RTI) and on the practical application of 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, preparing today's educators to instruct and assess diverse students in every type of classroom.

Inclusive Education and Disability in the Global South

Author: Leda Kamenopoulou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319728296

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 6184

This edited volume examines the issue of inclusive education and disability in the global South. Presenting four qualitative research studies conducted in Malaysia, Bhutan, Philippines and Belize, the authors examine the implementation of inclusive education and disabled children’s participation in the education system: contexts on which very little is known. Thus, this book provides a unique opportunity to access rare context-specific information concerning this region of the world; and to reflect on the particular challenges some countries face in the realization of full participation of inclusion of all children within education. Authored by researchers who are also teaching professionals with experience and understanding of the complexities of the real world, this book reminds us that researchers and policy makers must listen to all voices and perspectives: especially those that have remained silenced and ignored.

The Inclusive Education Checklist:

A Self-Assessment of Best Practices

Author: Richard Villa,Jacqueline Thousand

Publisher: National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 193853901X

Category: Education

Page: 111

View: 9154

Quality inclusive education is a goal and a requirement for educators today. In The Inclusive Education Checklist, authors Richard Villa and Jacqueline Thousand, who have spent over four decades advocating for and supporting school communities to initiate, implement, and sustain inclusive education best practices, synthesize their experience and extensive research to provide educators with an insightful and practical tool for implementing, assessing and optimizing inclusive education. The book offers a checklist of 15 key inclusive education best practices that together comprise quality inclusive education. Each chapter details an individual best practice and provides a list of 8-32 best practice indicators that deconstruct the best practice. Readers are instructed to rate the degree to which the each indicator occurs in their school in a scoring box to the left of the indicator. Instructions are provided for how to calculate and interpret the total score, mean score, and range of scores. The Inclusive Education Checklist is an invaluable resource for helping schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, teachers, paraprofessionals and all those committed to inclusive education understand what inclusion is, where their school is on the journey to being truly inclusive, and what needs to be done to ensure continuous improvement.

Inclusive Special Education

Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Special Needs and Disabilities

Author: Garry Hornby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493914839

Category: Psychology

Page: 185

View: 833

Much has been written about special education and about inclusive education, but there have been few attempts to pull these two concepts and approaches together. This book does just that: sets special education within the context of inclusive education. It posits that to include, effectively, all children with special educational needs in schools requires an integration of both concepts, approaches, and techniques. It has never been more timely to publish a book that helps professionals who work with schools, such as psychologists, special education professionals, and counselors, to identify effective practices for children with special needs and provide guidelines for implementing these in inclusive schools.

Special Education Assessment

Issues and Strategies Affecting Today's Classrooms

Author: Effie P. Kritikos

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131700642

Category: Education

Page: 325

View: 5445

Making clear connections between assessment and instruction that so many similar texts lack, this first edition special education assessment textbook uses current research and standards-based assessment material grounded in field-based case studies to highlight the contemporary issues affecting students in classrooms today. With a strong emphasis on diversity, this robust and practical book offers current teachers and pre-service teachers alike an eye-opening and clear exploration of current formal and informal assessment tool analysis with respect to accommodations, modifications, legal and technology matters. Real-life case studies are incorporated into each chapter, helping readers to hone their decision-making skills and to understand how the chapter material relates to practical applications. At the same time, break point practices, illustrations of assessment tools, and website references provide students with multiple opportunities for self-assessment, higher-level analysis and classroom applications.

Assessment

Author: John Salvia,James E. Ysseldyke

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618042814

Category: Psychology

Page: 712

View: 484

"Assessment is the bestselling text in its market, combining basic assessment information with a handbook of reviews of tests administered in K-12 schools. The text helps special education educators and school psychological personnel become more informed users of standardized tests by providing information on both standardized and classroom assessment, including portfolio assessment, outcome-based assessment, observation, ecological assessment, and teacher-made tests.