A rare opportunity for the new generation of educators to learn alongside a well-known and experienced educator to integrate all learning styles into assessments. Principals should consider this for faculty book studies. The presented techniques will, no doubt, raise standardized test scores while teachers continue to present real curriculum.

—Janette Bowen, Sixth-Grade Teacher

Junction City Middle School, KS

Give all students an equal chance to perform well on your classroom tests and assessments!

In today's diverse classrooms, students of different socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds and ability levels share a common learning environment. To meet each student's unique strengths and needs, educators need flexible testing and assessment strategies that fulfill the requirements for standardized assessment and accountability in ways that don't put students at a disadvantage because of their differences.

Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students helps both general and special education teachers meet and move beyond the challenges of NCLB and IDEA by using teacher-made tests, appropriate testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and classroom-based assessments that support the teaching and learning process so all students have the opportunity to succeed. The book offers ways for teachers to better differentiate their testing and assessment strategies through:

Classroom and school-based examples in each chapter; Bulleted information outlining hands-on, research-based strategies for teacher implementation; Forms, reproducibles, stories, vignettes, reflection questions, and checklists that guide educators in applying and tailoring the strategies to their classrooms and students; Tips on using technology to help all students perform better

Teachers know their students best. This resource allows teachers to design tests and assessments to accommodate the various strengths and needs of all learners in their classroom.

Determining and Implementing Valid and Appropriate Testing Accommodations

Determining and implementing valid and appropriate testing accommodations

I know I need testing accommodations to pass and graduate. I think they help me show others what I have learned. But some of them are unnecessary and embarrassing. Sometimes the person giving me the test gives me hints I don't need. I hate it when they make me leave the classroom to take a test. It makes me feel different, and the other kids always ask me why I have to leave.

—A student with a disability

Although I understand the need for some testing accommodations, some of them are inappropriate and unfair. They change the nature of my tests and give students with disabilities an advantage over other students. I ...

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