ERIC Number: ED317006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Assessment: Special Education Tests. A Handbook for Parents and Professionals.
Hosterman, E. Jean, Ed.
The handbook reviews approximately 150 educational tests and their uses within the total process of educational assessment for students who have academic difficulty because of mental retardation; learning disabilities; physical handicaps; emotional, sensory, and social disorders; other health impairments; and related problems. Introductory information covers the purposes of testing (e.g., referral, screening, eligibility determination, instructional planning); types of tests and characteristics (group versus individual, norm-referenced versus criterion-referenced, and formal versus informal); student centered vs environmental centered assessment; kinds of assessment information; areas of concern for assessment (e.g., academic or behavior problems); test reliability and validity; and protection in evaluation procedures. Tests are then described under the following categories: intelligence, speech and language, perceptual motor skills, adaptive behavior, diagnostic systems, reading, mathematics, written expression and spelling, academic achievement, personality, instruments and procedures for assessing young children, and vocational assessment and evaluation. Usually provided for each test is name, address of publisher and phone number, type of test, method of assessment, age/population test is intended for, and purpose. An index of tests is provided. Four references are provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Intelligence Tests, Language Tests, Mathematics Tests, Occupational Tests, Personality Measures, Preschool Education, Reading Tests, Speech Tests, Spelling, Student Evaluation, Test Interpretation, Testing, Tests, Vocational Evaluation, Writing Evaluation
PACER Center, 4826 Chicago Ave., South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1055 ($5.00, 1-5 copies; quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Note: Publication of the booklet was made possible by funds provided by The Nevin H. Huested Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc.