ERIC Number: ED379886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
School Based Assessment of Attention Deficit Disorders.
This paper analyzes and synthesizes information on assessment of attention deficit disorder (ADD), to provide guidance to states as they formulate policies and practices. The paper presents an overview of ADD from an educational perspective, focusing on student characteristics, developmental patterns, and coexisting disorders. Schoolwide assessment of all students is recommended, to screen for problems and to monitor individual social and academic progress. This schoolwide assessment would be followed by modification of learning environments, and subsequent individual evaluation of only those students in need of additional assistance. The paper identifies the best composition for a multidisciplinary assessment team, describes phases in the assessment process, and describes various strategies appropriate for individual student assessments in school settings. Instruments used in the assessment process are provided, including the Conflict Behavior Questionnaire, Skamp Rating Scale, Home Situations Questionnaire-Revised, School Situations Questionnaire-Revised, and Academic Performance Rating Scale. A brief paper by Jeanne M. Kincaid titled "Legal Considerations Pertaining to the Evaluation of ADD/ADHD" and a paper by Perry A. Zirkel titled "A Checklist for Determining Legal Eligibility of ADD/ADHD Students" are appended. A list of parent support groups and information centers concludes the paper. (Contains 26 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Resource Center, Eugene, OR.