ERIC Number: ED322651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-16
Educational Assessment: A Tool To Enhance Education.
Fleisher, Samuel; Tannenbaum, Gloria P.
The paper looks at purposes of educational assessment of children with learning disabilities, assessment of the whole child, the plan for an assessment battery, the nuances of carrying out the assessment, and communication of the results to maximize appropriate follow up. Assessment purposes identified include screening, determining eligibility, and program planning. The importance of assessing the whole child--physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially--is emphasized, and specific instruments are suggested to assess each of these areas. The assessment battery should be chosen for its usefulness in developing an educational plan. A sample language evaluation would examine spoken versus written language, and the student's use of phonology, morphology, and syntax. Guidelines for assessing reading and mathematics are discussed as are appropriate tests. Also briefly discussed is public versus private assessment and the importance of presenting the assessment report from a proactive position of helpfulness both to the parents and to the student. Numerous references to a handout with key points and examples of student assessment problems are included in the paper and the handout itself is appended. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Orton Dyslexia Society (New York, NY, March 15-17, 1989).