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Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Roger A. Pierangelo, George A. Giuliani

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 3, 2012

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Unique in its perspective, this book covers assessments for every disability type while examining each stage of the special education assessment process.


Unlike other books, it is organized chronologically and moves sequentially through response to intervention, to prereferral strategies, to assessments, to report writing, to development of the IEP. Chapters discuss the most current and reliable assessment measures used in schools to determine all areas of special need from infancy, to school-age and into adulthood. This edition addresses current topics such as IDEA 2004, curriculum-based assessment, curriculum-based measurement, functional behavior assessments and behavioral intervention plans. Early chapters are devoted to foundational concepts, while later chapters tackle practical topics such as interpretation, diagnosis, report writing, recommendations, parent involvement and eligibility.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



1.      Introduction to Assessment

2.      Methods of Assessment and Testing Considerations

3.      Basic Statistical Concepts

4.      Validity and Reliability

5.      Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment



6.      Response to Intervention

7.      The Child Study Team and Prereferral Strategies

8.      The Multidisciplinary Team and Parental Participation in the Assessment Process

9.      Assessment of Academic Achievement

10.  Assessment of Intelligence

11.  Assessment of Behavior

12.  Assessment of Perceptual Processing

13.  Assessment of Speech and Language

14.  Early Childhood Assessment

15.  Other Areas of Assessment

16.  Determining Whether a Disability Exists

17.  Writing a Comprehensive Report in Special Education

18.  Eligibility Procedures for Special Education Services

19.  Development of the IEP

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$67.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-261327-9