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ERIC Number: EJ831587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
An Examination of Current Assessment Practices in Northeastern School Districts
Madaus, Joseph; Rinaldi, Claudia; Bigaj, Stephen; Chafouleas, Sandra M.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v34 n2 p86-93 2009
Despite the central role of assessment in special education, there is a paucity of current research on instruments and methods used in schools. Special education directors (N = 164) in five northeastern states responded to an electronic survey related to the use of assessment instruments and methods in their districts. Data are presented regarding district decision-making related to instrument selection and purchase as well as professional development for district staff. The specific use of tests in academic, adaptive, intelligence, and content areas are also presented, as is the frequency of use of 11 assessment procedures, including response to intervention. Implications for preservice and in-service training are discussed. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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