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Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education [Paperback]

John Salvia , James Ysseldyke , Sara Bolt
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January 1, 2012 1111833419 978-1111833411 12
Assessment is a process of collecting information for the purpose of making important decisions about students. It is critical that those decisions be made both appropriately and fairly. Noted as the standard for professional resources in the field, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference of frank, comprehensive reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, the book equips teachers with the tools and knowledge to do assessments correctly as well as use assessment information to bolster student competence.

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"John Salvia is the leading expert on assessment in special education. His writing is excellent and his text provides such depth in addition to breadth."

"This is one of my favorite textbooks because it provides my students with rich information that will help them on a daily basis in the classroom. Assessment is the basis of informed decision making and students must have a solid grasp of assessment. Salvia, Ysseldyke, and Bolt have provided the information and if the students will add the labor, they will be thoroughly prepared in the area of special education assessment."

"I like the whole book, but some of the chapters that stand out from other texts are 'Legal and Ethical Considerations in Assessment,' 'Test Adaptations and Accommodations,' and 'Making Accountability Decisions.' This is critical information that is often overlooked or briefly mentioned in other texts."

"I appreciate the work of the authors to publish what I consider the state of the art in assessment texts."

About the Author

John Salvia is Professor Emeritus of Special Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Salvia is also the author of CURRICULUM-BASED ASSESSMENT (Allyn and Bacon), two individual tests, and numerous articles on the assessment of students with disabilities. His research focused on using assessment information to plan and evaluate educational programs and the impact of regular education reforms on assessment practices with exceptional students. Dr. Salvia remains interested in the extent to which students receive appropriate educational assessments.

James E. Ysseldyke has been educating school psychologists and researchers for more than 35 years. He has advised and mentored more than 100 doctoral and Ed.S. students who have gone on to leadership positions in universities, school systems, government agencies, and research organizations. He has served the University of Minnesota as director of the Minnesota Institute for Research on Learning Disabilities, director of the National School Psychology Network, director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes, and associate dean for research. Dr. Ysseldyke's research and writing have focused on enhancing the competence of individual students and enhancing the capacity of systems to meet students' needs. He is an author of major textbooks and more than 300 journal articles. Dr. Ysseldyke has received awards for his research from the School Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the Council for Exceptional Children. The University of Minnesota presented him a distinguished teaching award, and he received a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois.

Sara Bolt, the newest member of the authoring team, is Associate Professor of School Psychology at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on examining assessment tools that can enhance instructional decision making for students who are at risk for poor academic outcomes. Dr. Bolt also conducts research on accommodations for diverse learners, students with disabilities, English language learner, and more generally on methods for the effective inclusion of all students in large-scale assessment and accountability programs.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 12 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111833419
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111833411
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I got a refund of my original e-textbook rental of Assesment in Special and Inclusive Education because there was not a statement prior to purchase saying that the e-content (which includes 5 full chapters of this textbook) was not available. That was handled promptly and well, however, Amazon should make sure a clear pop-up comes up to explain this to customers on rentals.

Then I ordered the "NEW" print textbook from Amazon to have an access code to the 5 web-based chapters. I paid over $170.00 for it. I could not find the access code and called Cengage Learning, the publisher. Their associate told me that the card should be inside the plastic wrap on the book. I told her the book did not have wrap or a card. She told me that Amazon sometimes gets these texts from multiple sources, maybe even students selling them back. I told her I selected "new" and paid the "new" price. She informed me that they took calls on this same issue last year and that Amazon had received the feedback from them. She further explained that Amazon reported to them they resolved the issue by posting a statement to purchasers regarding the code not being present in all copies.

I just went back through the purchasing steps for this textbook and I got no clear message that this NEW book would not include this access code. This should not be listed as NEW without that code, that has been rather inconvenient as this content is required for my graduate class. I recommend this be bought through the publisher if you wish to access web-content without the inconvenience of returns, calls, e-mails and frustration.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Product condition excellet-Inside content Lacking June 19, 2012
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I had intended to order the 11th edition (I thought I did) as my instructor advised and got this one instead. My only problem is that it has multiple web chapters that can only be found online for a fee, of course. I cannot afford $6 per chapter after paying over $130 for the text in the first place. Because I ordered this through Amazon I did not have the codes to grant me the access to the additional information as well including the chapters, which, by the way ends up being 5 web chapters total. This should have been posted with the book as you lose out without the codes.

The text is good quality but the missing chapters without codes leave you feeling robbed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ABCTE PTK recommendation - I recommend, too~ June 10, 2014
By Jackie
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Informal delivery made it nice and fresh to read - enjoyable and easy to apply tools Great resource. I rented it and had to send back to avoid hefty price $ :( Would have loved to have kept it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars NO ACCESS CODE March 9, 2014
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This book was bought brand new and did not have the access code. It is better to buy it directly from Cengage publishers who still make you pay under 20 bucks for the code to get the online chapters (5 of them at least). If you do not have the code, Cengage wants to charge you $122,00 - as if the over-priced textbook is not enough of a cost. Shame on them for making you pay for this code - and shame on Amazon for not including this code!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book for the class February 19, 2014
By Anaam
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great book that meets your class requirements but too expensive to purchase or even to rent! not useful after you done with your class!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very Expensive January 24, 2014
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Mandatory textbook for my Master's Program for Educational Diagnostician Program. Was very expensive (two hundred dollars) but had a lot of "web chapters" that you have to go to the publisher's website and BUY in addition (ex: chapter 10 and 18...etc....) but the problem was... the chapters were not even available for us to purchase. Each each chapter is an additiional $6 each. Not happy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Research Base Item January 22, 2014
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Very informative for my Advanced Assessment class! I needed it for the assigned case studies for the class and found loads of information!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I would rate this as a 5-star site. January 16, 2014
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I chose the 5 star rating due to the fact that the book was in excellent condition as stated. I liked that it was delivered at the date that the information said to expect it. I disliked that it was delivered but not clear as to where it is to sent back to. I would recommend this site to most everyone.
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