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testinga method to determine a student's ability to complete certain tasks or demonstrate mastery of a skill or knowledge of content
assessmentprocess of gathering information to monitor progress and make educational decisions if necessary
continuous assessmentcontinuous monitoring of student progress
curriculum based assessmentusing the content from the currently used curriculum to assess student progress
criterion-related assessmentwhen items of an assessment instrument are related to meeting objectives or passing skill mastery objectives
criterion-referenced teststests desinged to accompany and measure a set of criteria or skill-mastery criteria
eror analysisusing a student's errors to analyze specific learning problems
checklistslists of skill developmentally sequenced and used to monitor student progress
informal assessmentnonstandardized methods of evaluating progress such as interviews, observations, and teacher-made tests
multidisciplinary teama team of professionals from various fields who participate in comprehensive student evaluations and make decisions about special education eligibility and placement
prereferral interventionmethods used by teachers and other team members to observe and modify student behaviors, learning environment, and/or teaching methods before a formal referral
overidentificationdescribes the phenomenon of identifying students who seem to be eligible for special education services but who are actually not disabled
IEPa written plan of educational interventions designed for each student who receives special education
ecological assessmentmethod of assessing a student's total environment to determine what factors are contributing to learning or behavioral problems
screeninga process of reviewing a referral to determine if a student needs further evaluation by the mutidisciplinary team
individual assessment plana plan that lists the specific tests and procedures to be used for a student who has been screened and needs further assessment
standards for educational and psychological testingprofessional and ethical standards that suggest minimum criteria for assessimg students
norm-referenced teststests designed to compare individual students with national averages, or norms of expectancy
standardized teststests developed with specific standard administrarion, scoring, and interpretation procedures that must be followed precisely to obtain optimum results
eligibility meetinga conference held after a preplacement evaluation to determine if a student is eligible for services
alternative planninga plan designed for educational intervention when a student has been found not eligible for special eduation services
individual family service plana plan designed for children ages 3 and younger that addresses the child's strengths and needs as well as the familys needs


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