Assessment in Special Education: An Applied Approach

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Merrill, 1992 - Behavioral assessment of children - 414 pages
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Written especially for educators who work in public schools, this book takes the reader through all the phases of assessment procedures-from the calculations of chronological age scores and raw scores-to writing effective educational objectives required for Individual Educational Programs. Examines assessment of individuals with mild to moderate disabling conditions in a clear and understandable manner. Includes the 1997 Amendments of IDEA and what these changes mean relative to assessment. Discusses informal assessment, authentic assessment, and portfolio assessment. Appropriate for use as an assessment in Special Education.

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Terry Overton" began her career as a teacher of students with special needs. She completed her master's degree at Texas Woman's University and became an educational diagnostician. She completed her doctorate at Texas Woman's University in special education and her postdoctoral training in school psychology at the University of Virginia. Overton currently teaches at the University of Texas-Pan American near the Mexican border, where she serves as the program coordinator of the graduate program in school psychology.

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