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A new edition of this leading text...one that offers combined coverage of formal and informal assessment, and takes the "extra step" to show future teachers how to really use assessment results to improve education for students with disabilities. The new edition provides thorough discussion of several major new tests, including the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Third Edition, the AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale-School, Second Edition, and the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude, Third Edition. The latest trends in assessment-portfolios, authentic assessment, identification of Attention Deficit Disorders, assessment for transition planning, and others-are analyzed. The most current information is provided for all topics in the field--including excellent new coverage of the school reform movement and legislative mandates such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Based on a practical, systematic model of assessment questions, Assessing Special Students, Fourth Edition offers a thorough introduction to educational assessment...defines appropriate assessment procedures...and teaches future educators how to apply assessment results in the classroom. It prepares students for all phases of the assessment process...encouraging them to take advantage of every tool available.