ERIC Number: ED458746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing One and All: Educational Accountability for Students with Disabilities.
Elliot, Stephen N.; Braden, Jeffery P.; White, Jennifer L.
This book is about the assessment and inclusion of all students, including those with disabilities, in statewide and district assessment programs. It addresses aspects of assessment such as testing practices, test content, legal guidelines, technical aspects of tests, students' learning objectives, and instructional programs. Throughout the book, the cases of three students are featured: a fourth grader with reading difficulties, an eighth grader with learning disabilities, and an eleventh grader with Down syndrome. Students like these have often been excluded from state and district tests or, if tested, their scores may not have been reported. The five chapters address the following topics: (1) educational assessment today; (2) characteristics of good assessments; (3) understanding and using large-scale assessments; (4) inclusive assessment tactics such as testing accommodations and alternate assessments; and (5) best practices for inclusive assessment programs and educational accountability. Six appendices provide information on calculating the standard error of measurement, the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, the Stanford Achievement Test (9th Edition), Terra Nova, and the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education. A glossary of assessment and testing terms is also provided. (Contains 64 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, School Districts, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Testing
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