ERIC Number: EJ1176796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Clinical Interviews: Assessing and Designing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Lewis, Katherine E.; Fisher, Marie B.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v53 n5 p283-291 May 2018
Mathematics assessment is integral in enabling teachers to implement specially designed instruction for students with disabilities. This article presents an overview of an underutilized form of assessment, the clinical interview. A type of diagnostic assessment, clinical interviews are critically important when designing individualized instruction because the assessment provides information about how a student understands something or why a student is struggling. A rationale for its use is provided along with step-by-step instructions on how to implement a clinical interview to effectively document students' strengths and weaknesses. The article concludes with an example of how a clinical interview can be used to directly inform instruction.
Descriptors: Interviews, Mathematics Instruction, Disabilities, Diagnostic Tests, Thinking Skills, Clinical Diagnosis, Teaching Methods, Evaluation
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