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Academic Skills Problems, Fourth Edition : Direct Assessment and Intervention - Edward S. Shapiro

Academic Skills Problems, Fourth Edition

Direct Assessment and Intervention

Hardcover Published: 17th November 2010
ISBN: 9781606239605
Number Of Pages: 447
For Ages: 5+ years old

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This text presents a problem-solving-based approach to evaluating and remediating academic skills problems. Leading authority Edward S. Shapiro provides practical strategies for working with students across all grade levels (K-12) who are struggling with reading, spelling, written language, or math. Incorporating the latest advances in evidence-based assessment and instruction, the fourth edition shows how the author's model fits perfectly into a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework.

Shapiro emphasizes the importance of evaluating academic skills in the context of the school curriculum. He offers step-by-step guidelines for assessing students' learning and their instructional environment through the use of systematic observation, rating scales, teacher and student interviews, examination of student-produced work, and skills probes. The book explains how to integrate and use the resulting data to design appropriate instructional modifications. It also describes progress monitoring procedures for determining both the short- and long-term outcomes of interventions. Research supporting the approach is clearly summarized. Special features include helpful figures, tables, and sample forms—many of which are new or revised—as well as in-depth case examples. A new chapter and case example in the fourth edition focus specifically on direct assessment and intervention within RTI. The companion workbook, available separately, contains practice exercises and reproducible forms.

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"Long a standard in the field, this book will continue to serve as a seminal text. With updated chapters on assessing instructional placement and providing instructional modification and a new chapter on RTI, the fourth edition belongs on the shelf of any practitioner who desires to more fully understand direct academic assessment and RTI."--John M. Hintze, PhD, Professor and Director, School Psychology Program, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

"An essential resource for school psychologists. The fourth edition of Academic Skills Problems and the companion workbook update the core features of previous editions within a contemporary multi-tiered format. Shapiro has provided an excellent reference on curriculum-based assessment, measurement, and evaluation, as well as formal classroom observation techniques. He not only describes how to assess student difficulties, but also offers ample intervention guidance. This text will work well in a number of courses related to the training of school psychologists; I personally will use it in my course on Instructional Consultation."--Joseph F. Kovaleski, DEd, Director, Doctoral Program in School Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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"This essential reference provides a synthesis of cutting-edge research and offers pragmatic, practitioner-oriented guidance relevant to each and every member of a school's problem-solving team. The fourth edition continues to be unique in its comprehensive approach to teasing apart the utility and implementation of various assessment methods and linking identified skills problems to simple yet highly effective interventions. Of particular relevance today is the focus on data analysis and interpretation in the context of response to intervention (RTI) frameworks. Given the critical need for administering technically adequate RTI assessment practices with fidelity, Academic Skills Problems, Fourth Edition, and the accompanying workbook are invaluable as tools for both preservice training and staff professional development."--Laura Lent, EdS, NCSP, staff development and training specialist, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Pennsylvania

Introductionp. 1
Background, History, and Rationale for Academic Assessment and Interventionp. 5
Assessment and Decision Making for Academic Problemsp. 7
Types of Individual Assessment Methodsp. 8
Intervention Methods for Academic Skillsp. 24
Choosing Targets for Academic Assessment and Remediationp. 31
Selecting Targets for Assessmentp. 33
Selecting Targets for Remediation: Linking Assessment to Interventionp. 55
Selecting Intervention Proceduresp. 57
Summary of Procedures for Choosing Interventionsp. 65
Step 1: Assessing the Academic Environmentp. 67
What CBA Isp. 69
What CBA Is Notp. 71
Assessing the Academic Environment: Overviewp. 72
Teacher Interviewsp. 74
Direct Observationp. 95
Student Interviewp. 112
Permanent Product Reviewp. 115
Summary and Conclusionsp. 117
Step 2: Assessing Instructional Placementp. 133
Readingp. 134
Mathematicsp. 148
Written Expressionp. 158
Spellingp. 164
Summarizing the Data-Collection Processp. 166
Step 3: Instructional Modification I: General Strategiesp. 178
Backgroundp. 178
General Strategies for Academic Problemsp. 184
Summaryp. 211
Step 3: Instructional Modification II: Specific Skills Areasp. 212
Readingp. 212
Mathematicsp. 237
Spellingp. 244
Written Languagep. 247
Conclusions and Summaryp. 252
Step 4: Progress Monitoringp. 254
Readingp. 256
Mathematicsp. 272
Spellingp. 281
Written Languagep. 285
Summaryp. 288
Academic Assessment: within a Response-to-Intervention Frameworkp. 289
Assessment for Universal Screeningp. 292
Assessment for Progress Monitoring within RTIp. 308
Conclusionsp. 319
Case Illustrationsp. 321
Case Examples for Academic Assessmentp. 321
Case Examples for Academic Interventionsp. 360
A Case Example of the Four-Step Model of Direct Academic Assessmentp. 371
A Case Example of CBA Assessment within an RTI Modelp. 379
Conclusionsp. 384
Referencesp. 387
Indexp. 435
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ISBN: 9781606239605
ISBN-10: 1606239600
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 5+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 447
Published: 17th November 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition