The Special Educator’s Guide to Assessment: A Comprehensive Summary by IDEA Disability Category

Key features & benefits of this text include the following: Provides a comprehensive overview of assessment for special education students so future teachers have the broad overview they need to feel confident in their classrooms Gives context for teacher assessment around eligibility for services and the education of students in classrooms, focusing on assessment as more than a standalone procedure, but one that affects all aspects of a special education class Connects the dots between disability, assessment, diagnosis, eligibility according to IDEA, and special education instruction for students so they see the interaction between all these elements to shape their classrooms In-depth Case Studies and Sample Evaluations provide students with real world examples of assessment as they might encounter it in their classrooms Learning objectives and key terms provide structure for readings Check Your Understanding questions throughout each chapter offer students a chance to assess their comprehension of the readings immediately with brief answers Apply What You Have Learned questions ask students to complete more in-depth activities in the form of longer answers and brief essays to apply their knowledge, with a focus on tools and organizational materials necessary for assessment

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