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Handbook of Accessible Instruction and Testing Practices

Issues, Innovations, and Applications

Editors: Elliott, S.N., Kettler, R.J., Beddow, P.A., Kurz, A. (Eds.)

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  • Provides new, updated research on accessible instruction and testing
  • Examines application of accessibility to design and implementation of instruction and tests with all students
  • Discusses accessibility as a necessary condition for learning and ensuring the validity of assessment results
  • Describes innovative computerized assessments 
  • Details how to include opportunity-to-learn data in teacher evaluation and development
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The Second Edition of this handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the concept of accessibility and its application to the design and implementation of instruction and tests with all students. It updates and expands on its original contents and responds to the increasing demand for research-based evidence of accessible instruction and testing practices from the professional community. Chapters explore how outcomes are affected when essential features or components of instructional materials and tests are not accessible to any portion of the student population. The handbook addresses the new set of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing that was published in 2014 as well as requirements for a high level of access for all interim and summative tests by national testing consortiums. In addition, the handbook describes how the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) has continued to advance Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in mainstream education with teachers of all types of students, not just students with disabilities.

Topics featured in this text include: 

  • A summary of U.S. policies that support inclusive assessment for students with disabilities. 
  • An overview of international policies that support inclusive assessments. 
  • Designing, developing, and implementing an accessible computer-based national assessment system. 
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and the future of assessment. 
  • Recent advancements in the accessibility of digitally delivered educational assessments. 

The Handbook of Accessible Instruction and Testing Practices, Second Edition is an essential reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in education and allied disciplines, including child and school psychology; assessment, testing and evaluation; social work; and education policy and politics.

About the authors

Stephen N Elliott, PhD, the senior editor, is the Mickelson Foundation Professor at Arizona State University. Steve teaches courses on measurement and assessment of academic and social behavior and co-directs two USDE research grants concerning opportunity to learn and the achievement growth of students. Steve has authored more than 250 journal articles, books, and chapters as well as 6 widely used behavior-rating scales. 

Ryan J. Kettler, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He conducts research in data-based decision making, including issues related to screening, inclusive assessment, rating scale technology, and reliability and validity issues. Ryan has authored more than 50 articles and chapters.

Peter A. Beddow, PhD, is the president of Accessible Testing, LLC, the mission of which is to facilitate the development of tests that are free from barriers for students with a broad range of abilities and needs. He is the senior author of the Test Accessibility and Modification Inventory and has authored numerous articles and chapters on accessibility theory. He also operates Accessible Behavior, LLC, through which he works with teachers, parents, and other caregivers and leaders to understand and manage child behavior and facilitate positive behavior change for individuals with behavior problems. Pete lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Alexander Kurz, MEd, is an Assistant Research Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and Director of the AzPREP Office at Arizona State University. He conducts research on opportunity to learn, instructional coaching, and collective impact. Alex co-directs several USDE research grants concerning opportunity to learn and the achievement growth of students, school improvement, educator evaluation as well as research with community nonprofits such as Valley of the Sun United Way. Alex has authored more than 20 articles and chapters and co-developed a widely used OTL measure.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Accessible Instruction and Testing Today

    Pages 1-16

    Kettler, Ryan J. (et al.)

  • US Policies Supporting Inclusive Assessments for Students with Disabilities: A 60-Year History

    Pages 17-36

    Weigert, Susan C.

  • International Policies that Support Inclusive Assessment

    Pages 37-58

    Davies, Michael

  • Fair Testing and the Role of Accessibility

    Pages 59-73

    Stone, Elizabeth A. (et al.)

  • Designing, Developing, and Implementing an Accessible Computer-Based National Assessment System

    Pages 75-91

    Chia, Magda (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71126-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71125-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10017-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Accessible Instruction and Testing Practices
Book Subtitle
Issues, Innovations, and Applications
Editors
  • Stephen N. Elliott
  • Ryan J. Kettler
  • Peter A. Beddow
  • Alexander Kurz
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71126-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71126-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71125-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10017-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 276
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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