Assessment is a process of collecting information for the purpose of making important decisions about students. It is critical that those decisions be made both appropriately and fairly. Noted as the standard for professional resources in the field, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference of frank, comprehensive reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, the book equips teachers with the tools and knowledge to do assessments correctly as well as use assessment information to bolster student competence.
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John Salvia is Professor Emeritus of Special Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Salvia is also the author of CURRICULUM-BASED ASSESSMENT (Allyn and Bacon), two individual tests, and numerous articles on the assessment of students with disabilities. His research focused on using assessment information to plan and evaluate educational programs and the impact of regular education reforms on assessment practices with exceptional students. Dr. Salvia remains interested in the extent to which students receive appropriate educational assessments.
James E. Ysseldyke has been educating school psychologists and researchers for more than 35 years. He has advised and mentored more than 100 doctoral and Ed.S. students who have gone on to leadership positions in universities, school systems, government agencies, and research organizations. He has served the University of Minnesota as director of the Minnesota Institute for Research on Learning Disabilities, director of the National School Psychology Network, director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes, and associate dean for research. Dr. Ysseldyke's research and writing have focused on enhancing the competence of individual students and enhancing the capacity of systems to meet students' needs. He is an author of major textbooks and more than 300 journal articles. Dr. Ysseldyke has received awards for his research from the School Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the Council for Exceptional Children. The University of Minnesota presented him a distinguished teaching award, and he received a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois.
Sara Bolt, the newest member of the authoring team, is Associate Professor of School Psychology at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on examining assessment tools that can enhance instructional decision making for students who are at risk for poor academic outcomes. Dr. Bolt also conducts research on accommodations for diverse learners, students with disabilities, English language learner, and more generally on methods for the effective inclusion of all students in large-scale assessment and accountability programs.
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Book Description Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12th Revised edition. 269 x 213 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Setting the standard in professional assessment resources, Assessment offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition takes advantage of the text s robust website, Education CourseMate, to convey information and promote active learning. It also brings to the forefront the hot topics of RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on standardized tests that are used to assess students in special and inclusive education: the details of the tests, what does and doesn t work with them, and how to interpret the test data - but also how to look at the individual child s needs. Appropriate for novices and experts, this text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess their students skills and abilities effectively and efficiently. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows readers how to broaden their assessment labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781111833411