Assessment is defined as a global term that involves a process to answer questions and make legal and instructional decisions about students by observing, recording, and interpreting information.
When a student experiences difficulty in the general education classroom what happens
The student receives increasing levels of research-based intervention. Response to intervention (RTI) is both an intervention process when a student experiences difficulty and prereferral process for special education.
How can professionals ensure that assessment procedures are fair to all students?
Using a variety of assessment approaches to gather information about functional, developmental, and academic information
What are accommodations?
changes to the educational program and assessment procedures and materials that do no alter the instructional level
ex: test is administered individually rather than in a group
What are modifications?
changes or adaptations made to the educational program or assessment that alter the level, content, and/or assessment criteria
ex: student answers only the odd numbered questions
The assessment framework: 6 steps
screening referral eligibility program planning program monitoring program evaluation