ERIC Number: ED478429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment for Special Education Services, Eligibility Determination Program Planning.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This document is a guide to student assessment for special education services, eligibility determination, and program planning for Alabama students. To present an accurate and fair picture of the individual assessed requires more than one test score or observation. This document, which is formatted for easy desk reference for daily use by the evaluator and others, addresses each area for each specific disability assessed. There is a brief summary of the purpose for using a particular instrument, and then most of the available instruments are listed in a table format. The following information is given: name of test; publisher, with contact information in Appendix B; areas tested, usually listing the domains; norm- or criterion-reference indicator; ages for which appropriate; type of scores; and comments, usually from the publishers manual or assessment tests. Following a chart of Alabama special education required evaluations for eligibility, instrument descriptions are grouped in these categories: (1) adaptive behavior; (2) attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; (3) autism; (4) behavior; (5) developmental delay; (6) general achievement; (7) gifted; (8) intelligence, including nonverbal intelligence; (9) mathematics; (10) observation; (11) reading; (12) speech and language; and (13) vision screening. Appendixes contain information to enhance the ability to choose the best instruments for the student. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama