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Author: John Salvia; James E Ysseldyke
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Most [educators] are convinced we need to do a better job of assessing students, either with new tests or new applications of tests. All argue that at this very critical time it is imperative that educators be very knowledgeable about assessment and the ways assessment information is used to make decisions about students. [The book] is intended for a first course in assessment for those whose careers require  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Salvia; James E Ysseldyke
ISBN: 0395711614 9780395711613 0395719038 9780395719039
OCLC Number: 31784160
Description: xviii, 763 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Assessment: Assessment of students; Assessment processes & concerns; Legal & ethical considerations in assessment --
Basic concepts of measurement: Descriptive statistics; Quantification of test performance; Norms; Reliability; Validity; Adapting tests to accommodate students with disabilities --
Assessment in classrooms: Assessing behavior through observation; Teacher-made tests of achievement; Using student portfolios in assessment; Assessing instructional ecology; Teacher decision making --
Assessment using formal measures: Making entitlement decisions; Assessment of intelligence, an overview; Assessment of intelligence, individual tests; Assessment of intelligence, group tests; Assessment of sensory acuity; Assessment of academic achievement with multiple-skill devices; Assessment of reading; Assessment of mathematics; Assessment of oral language; Assessment of written language; Assessment of perceptual-motor skills; Assessment of social-emotional behavior; Assessment of adaptive behavior; Diagnostic systems; Developmental appraisal; Outcomes-based accountability assessment.
Responsibility: John Salvia, James E. Ysseldyke.

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Offering help to special-education and school-psychology personnel and teachers, this book review standardized tests in areas such as achievement, IQ, reading and maths. This edition has a major new  Read more...

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