Inclusive Assessment

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Inclusive Assessment

Inclusive assessment is the broad collection of methods (e.g., rating scales, test modifications, accommodations) used to assess the achievement of students with special needs that impair how well tests work for them. It is data-based assessment in that the focus is on developing measures that work as well for students with functional impairments (e.g., slow reading fluency on a timed science test) as most measures work for students without such impairments.
Kettler, R.J. (2012). Testing accommodations: Theory and research to inform practice. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 5(1), 53-66. doi:10.1080/1034912X.2012.654952
Kettler, R.J., Dickenson, T.S., Bennett, H.L., Morgan, G.B., Gilmore, J.A., Beddow, P.A., Swaffield, S., Turner, L., Herrera, B., Turner, C., & Palmer, P.W. (2012). Enhancing the accessibility of high school science tests: A multi-state experiment. Exceptional Children, 79(1), 91-106.
Elliott, S.N., Kettler, R.J., Beddow, P.A., & Kurz, A. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of accessible achievement tests for all students: Bridging the gaps between research, practice, and policy. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9356-4
Kettler, R.J., Rodriguez, M.R., Bolt, D.M., Elliott, S.N., Beddow, P.A., & Kurz, A. (2011). Modified multiple-choice items for alternate assessments: Reliability, difficulty, and differential boost. Applied Measurement in Education, 24(3), 210-234. doi:10.1080/08957347.2011.580620
Kettler, R.J., Elliott, S.N., Beddow, P.A., Compton, E., McGrath, D., Kaase, K., Bruen, C., Ford, L., & Hinton, K. (2010). What does an alternate assessment measure? A multitrait-multimethod analysis. Exceptional Children, 76(4), 457-474.
Academic assessment
Validity analyses
Assessment, Academic
Assessment, Diverse Learners
Inclusion
Learning Disabilities


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