ERIC Number: ED236864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Non Test-Based Assessment: Trainer Manual
Tucker, James A.
The manual presents information for school psychologists on non-test-based assessment for children with suspected handicapping conditions. The information is provided in a workshop format, with instructions for presenters (objectives, content outlines, and lesson plans). It is explained that non-test-based assessment is meant to complement standardized norm-referenced methods. Each of four units includes a user's guide, script for the presenter, transparencies to be used in the session, workbook activities, and a resource guide. The first unit presents an introduction and overview to non-test-based assessment, including information on variables producing assessment errors and common categories of a comprehensive individual assessment. The second unit focuses on observation based assessment with attention on data collection and behavior measurement. Interview based assesssment is the topic of the third unit which considers, among other subjects, interviewing skills, components of effective interviews, and analysis of interview data. The final type of assessment data discussed is curriculum based assessment. Among areas covered are its applications to reading and mathematics. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Assessment, Interviews, School Psychologists, Student Evaluation, Workshops
National School Psychology Inservice Training Network, Psychology in the School Program, N532 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($72.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. National School Psychology Inservice Training Network.
Note: For related documents, see EC 160 883-884.