Science Sampler: Assessment for Allby: Mary Helen Brown, David S. Foy, William J. Hodges, and Dr. Peg Lamb

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There are many ways of assessing students and the work they do, and many ways of getting them ready for those assessments. Special needs students provide an extra challenge to educators because they have difficulty communicating what they know. This article addresses meaningful ways of assessing students that incorporate traditional, authentic, and alternative assessments that are effective for all.

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  • on Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:17 AM

This author focuses on assessment with an emphasis on children with learning disabilities. Students learn to study using a study guide, the half-sheet method of reviewing and concept maps. Students with special needs need to be tested for understanding of the big concepts and helping them is essential. This is an interesting article for newer teachers with inclusion classes.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:50 PM

Assessing special education students can require modifications and adaptations that help the learner to show what they know in a meaningful way that taps into their strengths. The importance of meeting IEPs and how to stay focused on measuring objectives is woven throughout the article which also gives several methods of meeting diverse learning needs through vehicles such as alternative assessments and Cornell notes.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)

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