About This Chapter
Assessment & Special Education - Chapter Summary
This useful collection of teacher resources outlines the role of assessments in special education. Inside the chapter, you'll find lessons that address factors that influence student achievement, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), differentiated instruction assessments, safeguards for special education procedures and more.
You can make sure you're able to apply these assessment concepts by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These lessons can be studied whenever it fits your schedule, and you can access them on any computer or mobile device.
How It Helps
- Improves special education instruction: Lessons help you better understand the role of assessment in special education so you can tailor instruction to specific student needs.
- Details helpful strategies: The chapter outlines strategies to improve your special education teaching skills.
- Builds awareness: You'll become familiar with special education regulations, accommodations and laws .
By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Define student achievement factors
- Summarize the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- Evaluate the educational impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Explain Section 504 regulations and accommodations in public schools
- Recognize special education procedural safeguards
- Outline strategies and tiers of Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Use an Individual Education Program (IEP) in your classroom
- Differentiate between IEPs and 504 plans
- Describe differentiated instruction assessment strategies
- Compare formal and informal assessments for students with learning disabilities
- Know how to make modifications for special education students
1. Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research
What is student achievement? This lesson provides a general definition of student achievement, defines factors that impact a student's ability to achieve and explains what research shows about successful student achievement.
2. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
3. Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education
In an effort to provide equal access for all students, the federal government has passed a number of laws that provide protection to disabled students. In this lesson, we'll learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and its effect on education.
4. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.
5. Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation
IDEA regulations include a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities, their parents, and the involved agencies. This lesson explores the most important safeguards afforded to families under IDEA.
6. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies
The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.
7. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.
8. The Differences Between IEPs & 504 Plans
Both an IEP and a 504 plan are required by federal law to prevent discrimination of students with disabilities. The following lesson will compare and contrast the two documents.
9. Assessment Strategies for Differentiated Instruction
In this lesson, you'll learn the steps it takes to create a lesson that meets all students' needs. You'll also learn how to differentiate your instruction and assessment to meet a variety of learning styles.
10. Formal & Informal Assessments for Learning Disabilities
Teachers should use both formal and informal assessments to determine interventions for learning disabilities. This lesson will discuss both informal and formal methods of determining academic skill development and identifying students with special needs.
11. Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist
This lesson explains the difference between accommodations and modifications. A list of modifications is also provided. A short quiz follows the lesson.
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Other chapters within the Special Education Assessment in the Classroom course
- Types of Assessment in Education
- Overview of Standardized Tests
- Assessment Strategies & Limitations
- Curriculum-Based Measurement for Reading
- Curriculum-Based Measurements for Writing
- Curriculum-Based Measurements for Math
- Curriculum-Based Measurements for Social Behaviors
- Analyzing Assessment Data to Drive Instruction