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Types of Assessment for Students with Cognitive Impairments - Chapter Summary
Through a series of informative lessons, this chapter covers the various types of assessments that can be used for students with cognitive impairments. Topics covered in the lessons include methods used for student assessment and the role of instructional objectives in student assessments. Additional topics include the purpose of cognitive and behavioral assessments and the tests used to measure IQ. This chapter is designed to help you meet the following goals:
- Differentiate between product and process in performance assessments
- Explain the screening methods used in school psychology
- Outline different forms of assessments
- Give an examples of an informal assessment
- Discuss special education and ecological assessments
- Identify the use of functional routines for students with autism
- Implement progress-monitoring assessments
- Monitor individual students for progress
Designed to build your confidence, our lessons and quizzes have been carefully prepared by expert instructors and cover key student assessment topics in an easy-to-understand way. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter test to check your comprehension before you move on to new topics. Any questions that come up along the way can be submitted to an instructor through the Dashboard.
1. Student Assessment in the Classroom: Tools & Methods
Assessment is one of the most important things you will do in your classroom, as it drives your instruction and helps you meet each student's needs. This lesson will introduce you to some tools and methods for assessment.
2. The Role of Instructional Objectives in Student Assessments
In this lesson, we'll define the term 'instructional objectives' and discuss their role in the assessment process. In addition, we'll differentiate between formative and summative assessments.
3. Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations
Sometimes, faulty thought and behavior patterns cause psychological problems. To uncover the cause of the problems, some psychologists use cognitive and behavioral assessments. We'll look closer at those types of assessments and how they are used.
4. What is IQ? - Tests & Definition
What is IQ, and how do professionals determine what your IQ is? What does it mean to have a high or low IQ score, and can you be skilled in one area, or is intelligence very broad? In this lesson, explore IQ and test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
5. Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process
Playing a musical instrument, creating a spreadsheet and performing in a play are all activities that many of us engage in on a regular basis. These activities are also examples of ways teachers assess a student's mastery of a subject in educational settings. This lesson will define performance-based assessments and discuss the various uses of performance assessments in the classroom.
6. Screening Measures & Methods in School Psychology
In this lesson, we review various screening measures and methods utilized in school psychology, including a review of some of the standard tests used to evaluate students.
7. 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.
8. Informal Assessments in the Classroom: Examples & Types
In this lesson, we will discuss informal assessments used in the classroom. We will cover what informal assessments are and look at some types and examples, and then you will be asked to take a short quiz to assess your comprehension.
9. Special Education and Ecological Assessments
An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.
10. Functional Routines & Task Analysis for Students with Autism
For students with autism, the routines and activities of daily living can be challenging. In this lesson, you will learn about functional routines and task analysis, which can be used to teach students to master these situations.
11. 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.
12. Monitoring the Progress of Individual Students
In order to plan instruction for students, teachers must first have a solid idea of student skill level. This lesson explains methods for monitoring and recording the progress of individual students and shows how it is applied in a classroom.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Cognitive Impairment (056): Practice & Study Guide course
- Normal & Abnormal Human Growth & Development
- Factors Impacting Development & Learning
- Characteristics of Cognitive Impairments
- Effects of Cognitive Impairments on Learning & Life
- Conducting Assessments for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Interpreting & Communicating Educational Assessment Results
- Identifying & Planning for Students with Individualized Education Plans
- Instructional Planning in Special Education
- Strategies for Learning Environment Management in Special Education
- Individualizing Instruction for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Teaching Communication Skills In Special Education
- Self-Advocacy for Students with Impairments
- Curriculum & Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Life Skills to Students with Special Needs
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Special Needs
- Supporting Life Transitions for SPED Students
- Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator
- Communicating with Students & Families in SPED
- Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs
- Professional Issues for Teachers in Michigan
- MTTC Cognitive Impairment Flashcards