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Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education (3rd Edition) Paperback – Feb 25 2011


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Now in its third edition, Assessment for Students in Special and General Education continues to provide a full-spectrum of assessment strategies supported by current research and best practices, with newly added focus on progress monitoring and Response to Intervention (RTI). The text remains as strong as ever on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, and the directions on how to construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results. Future educators will gain the pertinent skills necessary to effectively use assessment, particularly informal assessment, in understanding the needs of the whole student in today’s general and special education classrooms. With a fresh, new four-part structure, (Overview of the RTI and Special Education Process; Types of Assessment; Basic Skills and Content-Subject Assessment; and Special Focus Assessment ), and thorough updates and revisions in every chapter, once again Spinelli’s text proves its worth in being one of the top-selling texts on assessment in special education.

About the Author

Cathleen G. Spinelli is a professor and chair in the Special Education Department at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in assessment and teaching techniques. She has extensive experience working in the public school system, evaluating students from preschoolers to adults, as a certified school psychologist and educational diagnostician. She has enjoyed her years as both a special education teacher and a school administrator in the public school system.  She is the author of another Pearson text, the recently published, Linking Assessment to Instructional Strategies: A Guide for Teachers.

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Assessment Strategies June 6 2014
By spedteacher - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very helpful text for developing your own curriculum based measurements to assess progress in reading, writing, and math. This book will guide you through how to create various assessments. It also shows you how to give a leveled ranking to reading passages. It provides suggestions on approximate mastery levels a teacher should expect at various stages of development. If you need to assess your students this is an excellent guide for how to create your own assessments. The steps are easy! Anyone can do this. The benefit, is that you can use the materials in your class to create the assessments. There are also suggestions of things to assess that I personally would never have thought to assess. These strategies will come in handy for showing parents the progress that their students have made throughout the year.
For school Dec 26 2013
By jack key - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought of a class. Nicely arranged chapters. Gave usable examples for classroom implementation. Good for general use even if not for a class.
Definitely Use in the Fuure Oct. 28 2013
By Katie Reyna - Published on Amazon.com
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I really liked the examples of assessments in this book. For my class we had to create several of our own short assessments and this book had all of the examples I needed. The assessments are short and basic for any teacher to use. Highly recommend!
required reading for class March 20 2013
By Jennifer Sundberg - Published on Amazon.com
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We used the first four chapters the most. Rest were just for reference. I bought Kindle edition to save money. It was a good decision.
It's was ok Jan. 8 2013
By Miranda - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this for my husband and he didn't even really use it for his class. I got it for a great price though so I'm not that mad.

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