When a child is struggling in school, you need to find out why.
The goal of Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition is to demystify the assessment process and make it less intimidating. If you are concerned about a child's learning, academic progress, social skills, or behavior, a comprehensive assessment is the first step to developing a plan to help.
Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition includes:
... The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, Fourth Edition (WJ IV)
... More than 200 answers to questions about tests in fifteen areas
... Strengths, weaknesses, and potential problems with tests
... Charts of tests that assess specific skills and abilities
Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition includes the new structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, Fourth Edition (WJ I). New test tables and updated charts have been added. The Table of Tests includes the new editions of ten tests with updated publisher and website information.
The authors answer more than 200 questions and guide you through scenarios about the assessment process.
You will learn what to expect, how to prepare, and how to find a good evaluator. Learn how to request an evaluation and how to provide parental consent. You'll learn about common difficulties children have and what tests are used to diagnose these disorders. This book describes types of tests used to evaluate problems and what skills each test measures.
In Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition you will find charts of tests and skills. The charts list tests to evaluate specific problems, the skills your child needs in these areas, and shows which tests measure these skills. The book includes endnotes at the end of each chapter which cite the authority the authors relied on. When you take this book to school meetings (we hope you will), you will know the law, regulation, article, or publication that backs up each answer.
The book is illustrated and includes tests and skills checklists, and recommended resources. The book includes a comprehensive master table provides test name, author, publisher, publisher website, age range, test type, and a glossary of assessment terms, a table of questions, and an index are included.
Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition: Frequently Asked Questions about Tests and Assessments is an invaluable resource for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.
Pete Wright, Esq. and Pam Wright MA, MSW are the founders of Wrightslaw and authors of several best-selling books, including Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, and Wrightslaw: Legal Developments and Cases 2016.
Melissa Lee Farrall, PhD, SAIF is the Program Manager for the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, VT. She is the author of a research-based integrated approach to reading and assessment in Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition.
200 pages. 2017
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