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Research-Based Approaches for Assessment, CourseSmart eTextbook

By John W. Lloyd, Timothy J. Landrum, Bryan G. Cook, Melody G. Tankersley

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 31, 2012

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For courses in Special Education Assessment.


An authoritative collection of the best research-based approaches for assessing students with disabilities.


A volume unlike any other, this book helps special educators combat the gap between research and practice by identifying the big ideas of assessment in special education. Appropriate for practitioners, teacher-educators, and policymakers, this book is written by leading authorities in the field and gathers the most meaningful research and practices regarding assessment in a single source. Chapters offer a consistent format that includes definition of approach, theoretical underpinnings, description, fidelity checklist, and research-based summaries. Sections discuss the processes of assessment that special educators encounter when they work in general education settings, with parents, on eligibility decisions, and on high-stakes testing.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Research-based Practices in Special Education (Bryan G. Cook, & Melody Tankersley)
  2. School-wide Prevention of Academic and Behavioral Difficulties (Matthew Burns & Sara Scholin)
  3. Data-Based Decision-Making in Academics Using Curriculum-Based Measurement (Erica Lembke, David Hampton, & Elise Hendricker)
  4. Parental Participation in Assessment and IEP Development (Katharine G. Shepherd, Michael F. Giangreco, & Bryan G. Cook)
  5. Best Practices in Assessment for Eligibility-Identification (Berttram Chiang, Suzanne Russ, & Stacey Skoning)
  6. Individualized Education Plans: Legal Requirements and Research Findings (Christine A. Christle & Mitchell L. Yell)
  7. Using Assessments to Determine the Least Restrictive Environment for Students with Disabilities (Rick Brigham & Jean Crockett)
  8. Curriculum-based Assessment (John Venn)
  9. Accommodations and Modifications for Assessment (Martha Thurlow, Sheryl Lazarus, & Laurene Christensen)

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