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Transcript of Assessment-based Instruction
Challenges for an IDD Developer References by DeAnna McClelland
University of Phoenix
June 16, 2010 Assessment Quality Feedback Quality Motivation Evaluation Clear Purpose Clear Targets Accurate Assessment Effective Communication Alignment Specific and Descriptive Evaluative 1. Collect and chart data results 2. Analyze strengths and obstacles 3. Set a goal for student improvement 4. Select instructional strategies 5. Determine results indicator (Palomba & Trudy,1999) No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) Requires each state develop rigorous academic standards and implement annual assessments to monitor the performance of districts and schools These assessments must meet the standards for all students including those with disabilities and limited English proficiency 3% of all students can be given alternative assessments Many teachers have expressed feelings of frustration regarding: "teaching to the test" and spending too much time preparing students for the test at the expense of other desirable instructional activities Performance correlates to funding which has seemingly increased anxiety and frustration among students, teachers, administrators, and communities So what? NCLB has drastically changed the perception of assessments in K12 education and beyond Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 13 disability categories Provides funds to states and school districts Provides guidelines for conducting evaluations of students Qualified students receive an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) IEP's designate specific and required modifications to assessments So what? Opportunities for jobs in assessment creation and evaluation in Special Education