SpEd 391: Including Students with Special Needs by: Friend

Mr. Powers is concerned about Jessie’s performance in reading. He conducted several short reading probes with all of the students in the class. The results of these probes indicate that four other students were performing at a similar level as Jessie. The term for this process is _____________.

Screening

A number of professionals, including the psychologist, special education teacher and general education teacher assessed Jonas for a disability. They were able to establish that he has a learning disability. The term for this process is _____________.

Diagnosis

Mr. Chestnut believes that a number of students in his seventh grade earth science class may not be able to read the more difficult text in eighth-grade science class. He selects reading samples from the more difficult text and writes several comprehension questions for each one. He administers these comprehension tests to his seventh grade class to determine if they are able to comprehend the text. The term for this process is _____________.

;;; Curriculum placement

______________ are norm reference tests that compare the performance of one student to the average performance of other students who are the same age or grade levels.

Standardized achievement tests

The purpose of ____________ is to measure abilities that affect how efficiently students learn in an instructional situation.

Psychological tests

Isaiah earned a score of 35 with a grade equivalent of 4.6 on a standardized achievement test of reading. This means ________.

  • A score of 35 is the average score for students in the sixth month of fourth grade.
  • That Isaiah scored higher than 65% of the students taking the exam
  • That 35% of the students taking the exam scored higher than Isaiah
  • Isaiah earned the same score as 35% of the students in 4.6

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A score of 35 is the average score for students in the sixth month of fourth grade.

Skills such as note taking and time management are considered what type of skills?

;;; Learning strategies

When using ___________ teachers select the skills to be assessed based on what was taught in class, thus ensuring a match between what is taught and what is tested.

Curriculum based assessments

When Ms. Lyon reads a story starter sentence, and gives the students one minute to plan and three minutes to write, she is administering a ________________.

Written expression probe

A key consideration for probes of independent learning skills is ________.

  • Tasks used for assessment should be presented as multiple choice tests
  • Tasks used for assessment should be administered individually
  • Tasks used for assessment should parallel the tasks faced in your classroom
  • Tasks used for assessment represent all the skills that are taught

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Tasks used for assessment should parallel the tasks faced in your classroom

The peer comparison method uses the _______ to summarize scores because it is less affected by extreme scores.

Median

The cut-off score used in the Peer Comparison Method is ________.

Median/2

Gravis was given a probe of 10 math computation problems to complete in 3 minutes. He completed all problems with 5 incorrect answers. His teacher determined that Gravis has a problem with ____________.

  • Computation skills during timed tests
  • Test taking skills
  • Accuracy when doing math problems
  • Fluency when doing math problems

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Accuracy when doing math problems

Peer comparisons are important assessment strategies to help teachers determine all of the following, except ___________.

If student should be retained in a grade

A norm reference test that compares the performance of one student to the average performance of other students who are the same age or grade levels.

standardized achievement tests;

Test that screens student performance in curricular areas; such as letter identification, word recognition, oral reading or math computation.

diagnostic tests

The purpose of these tests is to measure abilities that affect how efficiently students learn in an instructional situation.

psychological tests

Students with disabilities are required to meet the same standard but do so in different, more basic ways.

alternative assessments

A method of measuring the level of achievement of students in terms of what is taught in the classroom.

curriculum-based assessments

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