Assessment

Informal Assessment for Transition Planning

An assessment resource that school-based personnel can use to determine or confirm transition strengths, preferences, interests and needs for appropriate transition planning in the IEP. A highly practical and useful resource in the IEP transition planning process for: Obtaining and confirming assessment information; Establishing some basic estimates of present level of functional achievement; Providing a set of motivating and engaging ...

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Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching

Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging and success oriented–and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills and routines to ...

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Building Number Sense Through the Common Core

The “math” is on the wall: unless our youngest mathematicians have a solid understanding of number sense, they have little hope of mastering the higher math that lies ahead. This essential resource helps you identify where K-3 students are likely to struggle, and then intervene with smart, targeted instruction. The authors provide: Teaching strategies that build number sense skills, including ...

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Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Positive Behavior Support

Strategies at Hand provides a quick overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect data, and much more. With this tabbed resource at their fingertips, teachers will never again have to search for effective behavior management strategies. The authors reintroduce the much-valued concept of convenience to teachers, paraprofessionals and related professionals who work with students with autism spectrum ...

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Differentiated Instruction Laminated Card

Want to reach all your students and in a way that addresses their individual levels? Want to ensure that all students are learning and have opportunities for success? The Differentiated Instruction Laminated Card is an invaluable resource with major educational strategies on differentiated instruction and suggestions for how to use them. By Karen Burggraf. 2004. 2 pages. #S5896.  

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The RTI Approach to Evaluating Learning Disabilities

This book presents clear-cut procedures for using response to intervention (RTI) to determine a K-12 student’s eligibility for special education under the designation of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Comprehensive guidelines are provided for gathering student data in the course of interventions and ruling out causes other than SLD for academic problems. Special features include case examples, tips for creating individualized ...

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Responsiveness to Intervention: TEC Collection

This book presents a select set of articles taken from issues of TEACHING Exceptional Children that establish a cogent framework for understanding response to intervention (RTI) as a means of preventing academic failure and identifying students with learning disabilities (LD). The articles in the book have been selected because they embody the commendable components of best practice identified by the ...

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IEPs & CCSS: Specially Designed Instructional Strategies

The Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in most states in the country, delineate the skills and knowledge that students are expected to possess at each grade level (K-12) in order to be college and career ready (CCR) by the time they graduate high school. They are designed to ensure that ALL American students–including students with disabilities– receive ...

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Inclusive Assessment and Accountability

Practitioners need reliable methods for accurately measuring the progress of all K-12 students in district- and statewide assessments—including those students who face obstacles to ordinary testing. By providing step-by-step guidelines for choosing appropriate accommodations and alternative testing practices for students with mild to severe disabilities as well as English language learners, this book is a reliable source. The authors also ...

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Special Populations in Gifted Education Diverse Backgrounds

Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students From Diverse Backgrounds brings together the leading experts in the field, who combine both knowledge of and leadership experience with gifted students from diverse backgrounds. Public schools are as diverse as ever, and as a result, historically underrepresented students need to be included in gifted education programs that serve our ...

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Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students

Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students provides a concise and thorough introduction to methods for identifying gifted students in the school setting. Including overviews of assessment tools and alternative methods of assessment, as well as pertinent discussions concerning the need to identify gifted and talented students, this book combines research and experience from top scholars in the field of ...

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