ERIC Number: ED425243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Assessing To Address Barriers to Learning. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
Schools committed to the success of all children must have an array of activities designed to address barriers to learning. This introductory packet contains some aids to help school staff find new ways of thinking about how schools should assess barriers to learning. The following items are included in the packet: (1) a chart of "Barriers to Learning"; (2) "ABCs of Assessment" from "Learning Problems and Disabilities: Moving Forward" by H. S. Adelman and L. Taylor, 1993; (3) an excerpt from a digest from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) by Edward Roeber, "Emerging Student Assessment Systems for School Reform"; (4) a comment on "Controversy over Assessment: The Changing Sociopolitical Climate"; (5) "Strategic Ways To Approach the Assessment Process"; (6) 41 selected references, with 16 abstracts of significant works; (7) a list of 9 research syntheses available from ERIC; (8) an outline of "Types of Procedures and Instruments Used in Assessing Psychoeducational Problems"; (9) the table of contents from the Clearinghouse's resource aid packet on "Screening/Assessing Students: Indicators and Tools"; (10) an annotated list of "Tools for Assessing Environmental Barriers to Learning"; (11) a step-by-step guide to "The Prereferral Process"; (12) excerpts from ERIC Digests that give an overview of authentic and performance-based assessment; (13) brief excerpts from several recent works discussing assessment from the perspective of cultural diversity; (14) descriptions of 4 model programs to address barriers to student learning; (15) a list of 13 agencies, advocacy groups, and Internet resources offering assistance related to screening and assessment; (16) the screening and assessment consultation cadre list; (17) a selection titled "What Everyone Should Know about Assessment in Schools," excerpted and abridged from two ERIC documents; (18) "Issues and Problems Related to Assessment of Barriers to Learning" by Howard S. Adelman and Linda Taylor, excerpted from an article in the "Handbook on the Assessment of Learning Disabilities: Theory, Research, and Practice" (Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 1991). (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A