Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach, 6th edition

  • Roger A. Pierangelo, 
  • George A. Giuliani

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Assessment in Special Education illustrates how the assessment process works in schools, and how to effectively use it in practice. The entire process is presented as a real-world, step-by-step story. From identification of a high-risk child to placement, this valuable resource gives you clear methods to put what you've learned into practice. Samples of actual assessment, evaluation and procedural forms demonstrate how to interpret results and make a diagnosis. Hands-on opportunities show how to use test data in writing a professional report and in making recommendations. Real-world approaches prepare you to conduct parent-teacher conferences and attend eligibility committee meetings.

The 6th Edition includes 4 new chapters that delve into current issues and your role in the assessment process. Updates include analysis of the most current tests, evaluations and eligibility requirements for all areas of exceptionality.

Published by Pearson (July 1st 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137545438

Subject: Special Education

Category: Assessment in Special Education


Part 1: Foundational Concepts in Special Education Assessment

  1. Introduction to Assessment
  2. Methods of Assessment and Testing Considerations
  3. Basic Statistical Concepts
  4. Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment
  5. Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Special Education Assessment
  6. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Special Education Assessment

Part 2: Identification of High-Risk Children

  1. Response to Intervention
  2. Required Responsibilities in Screening and Assessment of Students
  3. The Child Study Team and Pre-referral Strategies
  4. The Multidisciplinary Team and Parental Participation in the Assessment Process

Part 3: Assessment Measures Used in a Comprehensive Evaluation

  1. Assessment of Academic Achievement
  2. Assessment of Intelligence
  3. Assessment of Behavior
  4. Assessment of Perceptual Abilities
  5. Assessment of Speech and Language
  6. Assessment of Hearing Loss and Evaluations for Physical and Occupational Therapy Needs
  7. Early Intervention and Preschool Assessment

Part 4: Putting it All Together: Special Education Requirements

  1. Determining Whether a Disability Exists: Eligibility Criteria
  2. Writing a Comprehensive Report in Special Education
  3. Preparation, Participation and Reporting of Test Results
  4. Eligibility Procedures and the Least Restrictive Environment
  5. Development of the IEP


  1. Questions and Answers about Independent Educational Evaluations
  2. Questions and Answers about Mediation and Due Process Hearings
  3. Sample IEP Template

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