2. Special Education Assessments
This chapter will review best practices for assessment, including use of standardized assessments, speech or language sample analyses, classroom observations, and use of existing educational artifacts. The focus on assessment is to both identify the presence of a disability and its impact on the child’s academic success. Participants will need to be familiar with a variety of approaches that provide essential information for eligibility determination to enable effective eligibility decision-making. In addition, the value of assessment data for non-special education purposes will be reviewed.