Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs, 5th edition

  • Libby G. Cohen
  • Loraine J. Spenciner

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This highly respected text focuses on current assessment issues and procedures that every special educator needs to know. The author’s integrated approach emphasizes in-class assessment approaches as well as more formal measures and instruments. Throughout they provide numerous practical examples of how the techniques and procedures can be used in the classroom. Included are practical, ready-to-used materials integrated within instruction delivery methods; relevant case studies; and examinations of current assessment topics in every chapter. This new Fifth Edition features an expanded discussion of classroom assessment and the assessment cycle; an expanded discussion of Response to Intervention (RTI); new sections on how to use assessment effectively with students with behavior problems and how to collaborate effectively with speech and language specialists; updated descriptions of formal, standardized texts and measures; interactive features embedded into examples and mini-cases throughout; and Web links embedded into the text to further engage readers with the material.



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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Assessment

Chapter 2: Response to Intervention

Chapter 3: Assessment Framework

Chapter 4: Involving Families

Chapter 5: Reliability and Validity

Chapter 6: Developing Technical Skills

Chapter 7: Test Interpretation and Report Writing

Chapter 8: Observing, Interviewing, and Conferencing

Chapter 9: Behavior

Chapter 10: Achievement: Overall Performance

Chapter 11: Reading

Chapter 12: Written Language

Chapter 13: Oral Language

Chapter 14: Mathematics

Chapter 15: Performance-Based, Authentic, and Portfolio Assessments

Chapter 16: Intelligence

Chapter 17: Young Children

Chapter 18: Youth in Transition


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Published by Pearson (April 28th 2014) - Copyright © 2015