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Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
In order to properly understand and compare traditional and innovative assessment techniques for students with disabilities, we must be able to access examples of how they work in a logical and thoughtful sequence. This finely curated collection of thirteen chapters presents ideas and research on different disability topics from key leaders in the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Students with Disabilities, Children, Special Education
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Beach, Kristen D.; Gesel, Samantha A. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
Assessment is at the core of high-quality education. When educators purposefully engage in assessment, the learning experiences and outcomes of all students, especially of students diagnosed with specific learning disabilities (SLDs), are improved. In this chapter, we discuss assessment as unfolding within a framework that includes purposes,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Kelly, Stacy M. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
Assessment techniques for students with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) are designed to meet their unique learning needs. Considerations for assessment both within the general curriculum and expanded core curriculum (ECC) for students with visual impairments are presented. The roles of educational team members…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Student Needs
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Brigham, Frederick J.; McKenna, John William; Claude, Christopher M.; Brigham, Michele M. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
This chapter summarizes issues related to the accurate and timely identification of students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (EBDs) as well as identifying need, planning interventions, and monitoring outcomes. First, we describe ongoing issues and concerns with accurate (e.g., minimization of false positives and false negatives) and…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Disability Identification, Student Needs
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Brigham, Frederick J.; Harmer, Stacie; Brigham, Michele M. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is unique among areas of eligibility for students with disabilities in federal special education legislation, not in what is assessed, but why the assessment is taking place. If not for the injury, most individuals with TBI would be unlikely to come to the attention of special educators. Few education training programs…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Students with Disabilities
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Collins, Ginger G.; Glaspey, Amy M. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
Dynamic assessment in the educational setting has been shown to offer many benefits for students with speech and language disorders. This chapter highlights the benefits of dynamic assessment and describes the limitations of static assessments. Because dynamic assessment can be implemented in many ways, three scenarios have been designed to…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Alternative Assessment, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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King Thorius, Kathleen A. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
In this chapter, I expand on ideas about assessment originally put forward by Federico Waitoller and I in recent articles about a curriculum design that cross-pollinates elements of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (CSP) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The purpose of our original work was to address the intersection of racism and ableism in…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Design, Culturally Relevant Education
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Bouck, Emily C.; Long, Holly – Advances in Special Education, 2021
The education of students with intellectual disability, like all students, is influenced by assessments. For students with intellectual disability, assessment is used to evaluate individuals as having an intellectual disability (e.g., intellectual functioning assessments and adaptive behavior assessments), as well as to guide instruction and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Identification
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Asola, Eugene F.; Hodge, Samuel R. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
In this chapter, we discuss health-related physical fitness and motor development assessments for students with physical disabilities or other health impairments in special education using traditional and innovative techniques. Traditional assessment techniques are those that are more standardized and formalized, while innovative assessment…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Health Related Fitness, Motor Development
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Cox, Julie; Martin, Angi – Advances in Special Education, 2021
Assessing learning outcomes for students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing presents ongoing challenges given the largely verbal nature of classrooms and the presentation of information. Educators should carefully consider several factors when assessing their students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Those factors include, but are not limited to:…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Student Evaluation
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Obi, Sunday; Carrington, Andrew T. – Advances in Special Education, 2021
Assessment is used to describe the process of gathering information to make judgments about how well someone has performed, how much progress has been made, and how much potential someone has. In other words, gathering information and forming judgments are both indispensable to good teaching. Educational institutions, government agencies, and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Alternative Assessment, Data Collection
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Stuart, Shannon; Schultz, Tia – Advances in Special Education, 2021
This chapter provides evidence-based assessment techniques for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An overview of formative and summative assessment, innovative formative assessment strategies for students with ASD, and innovative summative assessment strategies for students with ASD are included. Discussion includes case studies and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Roberts, Carly A.; Turner, Elissa Lockman – Advances in Special Education, 2021
Assessing learners with extensive support needs has traditionally been rooted in deficit perspectives, in which student incapacities are highlighted. We start this chapter with an overview of this historical view and identify its shortcomings. Next, we identify alternate assessment and progress monitoring as key efforts for shifting the lens from…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Progress Monitoring, Alignment (Education)
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Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
"Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities" brings together leaders in the field of young children with disabilities, to present their ideas and research on different disability topics. Beginning with an introduction to the topic, the remaining chapters include discussions on learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Young Children, Learning Disabilities
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Borders, Christy M.; Herman, Molly; Giese, Karla; Tess, Anna – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Hearing loss impacts language and communication, a building block for relationships and society. Most teachers and professionals rarely have a young child with hearing loss in their classroom. The "unknown" can be a source of stress for the professionals and the families alike. Understanding the characteristics of this population of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Early Intervention
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