Handbook of Accessible Achievement Tests for All Students: Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy (Paperback)Stephen N. Elliott (editor), Ryan J. Kettler (editor), Peter A. Beddow (editor), Alexander Kurz (editor)
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The Handbook of Accessible Achievement Tests for All Students: Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy presents a wealth of evidence-based solutions designed to move the assessment field beyond "universal" standards and policies toward practices that enhance learning and testing outcomes. Drawing on an extensive research and theoretical base as well as emerging areas of interest, the volume focuses on major policy concerns, instructional considerations, and test design issues, including:The IEP team's role in sound assessment.The relationships among opportunity to learn, assessment, and learning outcomes.Innovations in computerized testing and the "6D" framework for standard setting.Legal issues in the assessment of special populations.Guidelines for linguistically accessible assessments.Evidence-based methods for making item modifications that increase the validity of inferences from test scores.Strategies for writing clearer test items.Methods for including student input in assessment design.Suggestions for better measurement and tests that are more inclusive.
This Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in education and allied disciplines, including child and school psychology, social work, special education, learning and measurement, and education policy.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 341
Weight: 677 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm
"Dr. Stephen Elliott knows how to make tests accessible as few professionals in the United States. We should all be looking to him as one of the people who will help us determine answers to "tricky problems." His orientation is both psychometric and practical, but totally oriented to inclusion. I know that I will be reading this book!"
Kurt F. Geisinger, Ph.D.
Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor
Director, Buros Center for Testing
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Editor, Applied Measurement in Education
"The Handbook of Accessible Achievement Tests for All Students considers access not only from the perspective of accommodations and test construction, but also from opportunity to learn the grade-level content. The authors provide an important synthesis of research and policy and offer ideas for future directions in making assessment inclusive of students with disabilities."
Diane M. Browder, Ph.D.
Lake and Edward P. Snyder Professor of Special Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"Access to high quality education is the great equalizer in American society. This new book provides a roadmap for ensuring that students with disabilities are afforded such an education by showing us how to develop fair and valid assessments for measuring these youngsters' academic progress. For anyone interested in teaching, testing, and advancing equitable educational accountability this is a must-have book."
Steve Graham, Ed.D.
Currey Ingram Professor
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