An easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment.
This practical, teacher-friendly book provides step-by-step instructions on choosing and administering classroom assessments; analyzing, interpreting, rating, and monitoring results; and reporting student progress. Whether new to authentic or informal assessment, or keenly familiar with traditional testing, this book will interpret and guide the teaching professional on how to integrate cutting-edge assessment measures seamlessly into their daily teaching schedule. The book is chock-full of the latest in authentic curriculum and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and methods of reporting to parents. Busy teachers will appreciate the clear, accessible writing style and how easily the textbook helps them to determine what test to use, the specific diagnostic questions to ask, the classroom materials that will be needed, clearly informed administration strategies, and the explicit examples that are included and can be taken straight from the page to the real classroom. Remaining focused on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, including the why, what, and how of testing, the text furthermore gives directions on how to construct, administer, and score assessments as well as how to interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results to families and school support personnel. Another key feature includes suggested interventions to use when test results indicate that specific skills have been mastered, are emerging, or need to be introduced. An ideal book for school administrators, supervisors, and remedial specialists, and for those implementing Response to Intervention (RI), Assessment Procedures to Ensure Progress for Students. Also appropriate for professional development and in-service practicing teachers who want an easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment.
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Classroom Assessment
Chapter 2 Information Gathering: Evaluating the Student and the Instructional Environment
Chapter 3 Reading Assessment
Chapter 4 Written language and Related Skills Assessment
Chapter 5 Mathematics and the Content Areas Assessment
Chapter 6 Assessment and Accommodations for Special Populations
Chapter 7 Scoring, Graphing and Progress Monitoring
Cathleen G. Spinelli is a Professor and Chair of the Special Education Departmentat Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She has extensive experience as a certified school administrator and principal, school psychologist, educational diagnostician, and special and general education teacher. Dr. Spinelli is the author of the text, Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education, going into its third edition, also published by Pearson.