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# EDC 308 notes EDC 308

La Salle
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These notes cover norm referenced and criterion referenced tests
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Assess/Accommodat/Disabilities
PROF.
Yost, Gelman
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Date Created: 03/11/16
Norm referenced & criterion referenced test  Norm-referenced: tests that compare the performance of the person being tested to a normative group.  Criterion referenced: measures a students performance against a curriculum standard. o Used to write IEPs o Key math is both norm and criterion referenced  Assessment: includes all the ways teachers gain information about their students. Test are one type of evaluation tool.  Measurement: process of quantifying or assigning a number to performance  Evaluation: involves making a judgment or deciding upon the quality of a students performance.  Reliability= trustworthy o Measures refers to the amount of confidence we have in a norm referenced test  Validity= fairness o The extent to which the test measures what it says it measures  Standard deviation: a unit of measurement. Measures the extent to which a students score deviates from the average or mean. o 0= average o -1 and +1= average range o -2= clinically significant well below average o -3= clinically significant problems o +2= a over average (superior) o +3= well above average (gifted)  Percentile rank: tells where an individual score falls in relationship to other scores. o 1-99= range o (1-39)= below average to very low o (40-60)= average range o (61-99)= above average (superior)  Standard scores: tells how far the raw score is from the mean, using standard deviation units. o 100= mean (average) o T-scores  50= mean (average) o Stanines  1-9= range  4-6= average range o Scaled scores  1-20= range  8-12= average range  Age equivalent scores: compare a students performance to the average score of that age group. o Expressed as 8-4 or 8:4  Grade equilateral scores: compare a students performance to the average score for that grade level. o Expressed as 6.7  Correlation coefficient: used to analyze the adequacy of assessment tools for their reliability and validity. o .80 and above= acceptable correlation o 1.00= perfect correlation  Standard error of measurement (SEM): is a statistically expressed value that shows the amount of error that is possible on a particular standardized test. o The higher the reliability, the lower the standard error number. o The lower the reliability, the higher the standard error number.  Confidence intervals: report the degree of certainty or the probability of a score falling within that range. o Confidence levels over 90% are the best estimates of “true scores” Autism  4% kids have autism  1 out of 68 kids will have autism  1 out of 45 are males  3 problems that a kid will be classified having o communication problems o Behavior problems o Social skills problems  9 things kids with autism wants you to know o my sensory perceptions are disordered o Please remember to distinguish between won't (I choose not to) and can't (I an not able to) o I am a concrete thinker. This means I interpret language very literally. o Please be patient with my limited vocabulary o Because language is so difficult for me, I am very visually oriented o Please focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can't do o Help me with social interactions o Try to identify what triggers my meltdown o If you are a family member, please love me unconditionally  Low incident disability o Autism o Deaf-blindness o Deafness o Hearing impairments o Multiple disabilities o Orthopedic impairments o Other health impairments o Traumatic brain injury o Visual impairment including blindness  Physical and health related disabilities o Cerebral palsy o Spina Bifida o Muscular dystrophy o Traumatic brain injury o Epilepsy o Arthritis o Asthma and allergies o Diabetes o Fetal alcohol syndrome o Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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