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Ch 6: Student Assessment in SPED

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Ensure you fully understand student assessments as they are used in special education by reviewing the lessons in this helpful chapter. Our comprehensive study guide is designed by expert instructors and available 24 hours a day to aid you in studying for a test or catching up after missing class.

Student Assessment in SPED - Chapter Summary

This engaging chapter outlines special education student assessment for your review. In these lessons, you'll study the different forms of assessments including informal, formal and alternative assessments for students with learning disabilities. Additional topics include response to intervention (RTI) strategies and using evidence-based intervention strategies. Once this chapter is complete, you should be able to:

  • Use and implement progress monitoring assessments
  • Discuss assessment strategies best used with differentiated instruction
  • Explore options to list accommodations in assessments for students with disabilities
  • Explain how to successfully administer assessments in the classroom
  • List multiple data sources used for assessments
  • Explain how to organize educational assessment data using technology
  • Understand how to use date to inform instruction
  • Outline the concepts of cultural bias, testing bias and language differences in assessments

Work at your own pace as you complete this chapter, and keep track of your progress in the Dashboard. These lessons have been designed by experienced instructors so you can feel confident as you study that you're learning the most accurate information. All of our learning resources are mobile friendly, giving you flexibility and convenience in your study times. If you have any questions, reach out to one of our instructors for assistance.

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Student Assessment in SPED
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Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

1. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.

Alternative Assessment: Definition & Examples

2. Alternative Assessment: Definition & Examples

Are you looking for a better understanding of what alternative assessment is and how to implement it? This lesson defines the term and provides tangible examples of how to use this powerful methodology in the classroom.

Formal & Informal Assessments for Learning Disabilities

3. 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.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

4. 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.

Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies in Education

5. Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies in Education

Using evidence-based practices is important in all aspects of education, including when developing interventions. This lesson explains the importance of using evidence-based interventions and shows how to use them for the intervention process.

Implementing & Using Progress Monitoring Assessments

6. Implementing & Using Progress Monitoring Assessments

In this lesson, we'll learn about progress monitoring and explore some of the ways that educators can use progress monitoring in the classroom to improve student achievement.

Assessment Strategies for Differentiated Instruction

7. 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.

Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

8. 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.

Administering Assessments in the Classroom

9. Administering Assessments in the Classroom

While many students would probably prefer to go without them, assessments are an essential part of education. In this lesson, we look at how to properly administer assessments of all types in the classroom.

Using Multiple Data Sources for Assessments

10. Using Multiple Data Sources for Assessments

What is the best way for teachers to assess their students' knowledge and skills? In this lesson, we'll discuss different types of assessments and why using multiple data sources to assess learning is best for students and teachers alike.

Using Technology to Organize Educational Assessment Data

11. Using Technology to Organize Educational Assessment Data

Analyzing student work can be a cumbersome task for teachers to do on a regular basis when faced with pencil and paper assessments. Technology, however, can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of collecting and analyzing student data.

Using Data to Inform Instruction

12. Using Data to Inform Instruction

This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments

13. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments

Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.

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