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The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests, von Pierangelo, Roger (eBook)

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The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests,

This important resource is an update of the best-selling book The Special Educator's Resource Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests. The greatly expanded second edition contains 301 new and enhanced tests, which are vital to understanding assessment in special education. Designed as an easy-to-use, hands-on resource, the book is filled with practical tools, information, and suggestions. Step-by-step, this practical guide explores the various stages of evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, prescription, and remediation.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781119520047
    Verlag: Jossey-Bass
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The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests,

Chapter 1
Introduction to Assessment

Although children with disabilities have unique differences, the reality is that they may share many common features and characteristics. In particular, students with disabilities normally require some form of special education services. Before making a determination about special services offered to students with disabilities, a complete and comprehensive evaluation must be done (Pierangelo & Giuliani, 2006a).

According to the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (1999), assessment in educational settings serves five primary purposes:

Screening and identification: To screen children and identify those who may be experiencing delays or learning problems
Eligibility and diagnosis: To determine whether a child has a disability and is eligible for special education services and to diagnose the specific nature of the student's problems or disability
IEP development and placement: To provide detailed information so that an individualized education program (IEP) may be developed and appropriate decisions may be made about the child's educational placement
Instructional planning: To develop and plan instruction appropriate to the child's special needs
Evaluation: To evaluate student progress Defining Assessment

Often special educators mistakenly use the terms assessment and testing interchangeably. Although these terms may appear to be synonymous, they are not. Testing is just one part of the assessment process (Pierangelo & Giuliani, 2006a). Assessment in special education involves gathering information about a student's strengths and needs in all areas of concern (Friend & Bursuck, 2006). A comprehensive assessment completed by school professionals may address any aspect of a student's educational functioning (Huefner, 2000).
Purpose of Assessment

Following a referral for a suspected disability of a child and with written parental or guardian permission, an individual evaluation is conducted. This means that both formal and informal types of assessment will be given. The results of these comprehensive assessment measures will help determine the most practical educational goals and objectives for the student. Furthermore, this assessment will assist, among other information, in determining the least restrictive educational setting (Pierangelo & Giuliani, 2006a).

Assessment plays a critical role in the determination of six important decisions (Pierangelo & Giuliani, 2006a):

Evaluation decisions: Information collected in the assessment process can provide detailed information on a student's strengths, weaknesses, and overall progress.
Diagnostic decisions: Information collected in the assessment process can provide detailed information on the specific nature of the student's problems or disability.
Eligibility decisions: Information collected in the assessment process can provide detailed information of whether a child is eligible for special education services.
IEP decisions: Information collected in the assessment process can provide detailed information so that an IEP may be developed.
Educational placement decisions: Information collected in the assessment process can provide detailed information so that appropriate decisions may be made about the child's educational placement.
Instructional planning decisions: Information collected in the assessment process is critical in planning instruction appropriate to the child's special social, academic, physical, and management needs. Classifications Under IDEA 2004

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), Public Law (P

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