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Adapting Student Assessments - Chapter Summary
Developmental and cultural issues play a major part in the way that students are assessed. This chapter helps you develop a better understanding of accommodations that can be made to student assessments based on these issues. You will also review assessment methods for students with disabilities as well as gifted students and English language learners.
Factors influencing the outcomes of student assessments are also discussed. After you complete this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Identify factors that affect student assessment outcomes
- Implement assessment methods for students with disabilities
- Discuss methods for assessing gifted and talented students
- Apply strategies to assess ELLs
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1. Factors in the Assessment of Diverse Learners
Educators know that not all students are the same and many aspects can influence assessment outcomes. This lesson reviews these influences and discusses their impact on outcomes.
2. Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Looking for ways to assist students with disabilities during assessments? This lesson discusses concepts of assessment accommodations for students with disabilities and provides tangible ideas for implementation.
3. Assessing Gifted & Talented Students
This lesson defines what it means for a student to be gifted and talented. It also discusses the assessments used to determine if a student meets state-mandated requirements for entering a gifted and talented program.
4. Alternative Assessments for English Language Learners
Alternative assessments allow English language learner (ELL) students to demonstrate their learning. In this lesson, teachers of ELL students will learn some strategies for offering alternative assessments in their classroom.
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Other chapters within the Indiana Core Assessments P-12 Education: Test Prep & Study Guide course
- Human Development Theories & Processes
- External Factors in Childhood Development
- Developmental Variations in Students
- Individualizing Instruction for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Developmental Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence
- Student Diversity & Learning Promotion
- Gifted Student Education
- Second Language Acquisition & Instruction
- Overview of Learning Theories
- Factors Influencing Student Learning
- Curriculum & Instructional Planning
- Instructional Resources
- Promoting Student Learning
- Differentiating Instruction
- Culturally Competent & Relevant Instruction
- Digital Tools & Technology in the Classroom
- Reading Instruction Strategies
- Communication Theory & Methods for the Classroom
- Student Motivation & Engagement
- Indiana Student Assessment Strategies
- Interpreting & Communicating Assessment Results
- Creating Positive Learning Environments
- Classroom Management Approaches
- Professional Environment for Teachers
- Legal & Ethical Considerations in Education
- Indiana Core Assessments P-12 Education Flashcards