Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students: Beyond Standardization

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Corwin Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Education - 165 pages
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The challenges of implementing the high-stakes provisions of NCLB and IDEA are relatively new. This book presents the latest assessment models to help meet the challenges of NCLB and IDEA through the use of universal design, testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and alternate assessments.Recognizing the promises and challenges associated with assessment and testing, the author provides general and special educators with the knowledge and skills to differentiate their testing. Classroom Testing for ALL Students: Beyond Standardized Assessments offers techniques, practices, examples, and resources to aid teachers in providing all students with access to appropriate testing programs and accountability systems that foster their teaching and their students' learning.
 

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Contents

Creating and Grading Valid
9
Determining and Implementing Valid
40
Using TechnologyBased Testing
61
Teaching Effective Study and TestTaking Skills and Strategies
85
Using Classroom Assessments
118
Appendix A
148
References
156
Index
162
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A former teacher in the New York City School System, Spencer J. Salend is a professor at SUNY-New Paltz, where he teaches courses on educational assessment and serves as the coordinator of the Special Education Program. He is the author of the best-selling, easy-to-read, and practical book, Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices. Widely known for his work in translating research into practice, he has published and presented on such topics as educational assessment, inclusive educational practices, and teaching students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In recognition of the significance of his research and its benefits to others, he was selected as a recipient of the State University of New York’s Faculty Scholar Award and the Chancellor’s Research Recognition Award. He has also served as a project director and program evaluator for numerous federal and state projects and has shared his work by engaging in a variety of professional development and activities.

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