Assessment of Exceptional Students: Educational and Psychological Procedures

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Allyn and Bacon, 2000 - Education - 579 pages
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* Examines the 1997 reauthorization of IDEA, including a discussion of its impact on assessment practices (Chs. 1 & 2). * Provides guidelines and examples of how to conduct an FBA in a section on functional behavior assessment (Ch. 4 & Appendix D). * Presents updated information on informal assessment - giving readers valuable information on observational techniques, error analysis, curriculum-based assessment, portfolio assessment, and more (Section II). * Contains a separate chapter (16) on comprehensive assessment systems - looks at instruments that either measure more than one area (IQ and achievement) or provide multiple measures of the same area (i.e. social skills). * Includes descriptions of over twenty new or revised instruments and almost two hundred new references. * Provides a pragmatic view that includes both formal and informal assessment procedures. * Emphasizes how each type of assessment procedure fits into the assessment process. * Includes a summary matrix at the end of each chapter that allows easy comparison of the uses and limitations of each assessment procedure and/or instrument. * Reviews relevant research for each major instrument. * Provides an overview b

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