Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, Edition 8

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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.

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About the author

Terry Overton has experience as a special education classroom teacher, educational diagnostician, and consults with school districts regularly as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She conducts research in the area of autism spectrum disorders and assessment and she continues to provide professional development to school districts to assist with the implementation of RTI models.

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Publisher
Pearson
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Published on
Feb 24, 2015
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Pages
412
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ISBN
9780134019178
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Professional Development
Education / Special Education / General
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This popular resource presents comprehensive, accessible, balanced coverage of both formal and informal assessment for learners with disabilities. Grounded in the idea that assessment is at the center of all good teaching, this comprehensive text is noted for its accessibility and its thorough exploration of the link between gathering information and actually using it to make informed decisions. In it, readers get a solid understanding of the complete assessment process, from choosing the best tool, to adapting instruction, to improving outcomes. Included is coverage of both popular and lesser-known tools, giving readers promising procedures for assessing students with special needs. The new edition includes embedded videos, introductory learning objectives, summary learning objectives, breakpoint practices, multimodal methodology, and updating throughout including assessments, research articles, examples, figures, and legal information. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos, self-check assessments, and interactive exercises.

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