Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, Loose-Leaf Version, 8th Edition

By Terry Overton

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 16, 2015


A practical, applied approach to assessing learners with special needs from early childhood through transition

Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, 8/e provides readers with a practical, step-by-step approach to learning about the complex procedures of the assessment process. This new edition provides a new presentation format and a new format for assessing student mastery of material through interactive learning activities. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, assessments, and exercises.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Assessment 1

1 Introduction 2

2 Laws, Ethics, and Issues 28


Part II: Technical Prerequisites of Understanding Assessment 57

3 Descriptive Statistics 58

4 Reliability and Validity 74

5 An Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment 94


Part III: Assessing Students 113

6 Curriculum-Based Assessment and Other Informal Measures 114

7 Response to Intervention and Progress Monitoring 140

8 Academic Assessment 154

9 Assessment of Behavior 188

10 Measures of Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior 212

11 Special Considerations of Assessment in Early Childhood 242

12 Special Considerations of Transition 268


Part IV: Interpretation of Assessment Results 289

13 Interpreting Assessment for Educational Intervention 290


Glossary 314

References 319

Name Index 330

Subject Index 333