<>Primarily focused on providing its readers with a practical, step-by-step approach to learning about the complex procedures of the assessment process, Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, Sixth Edition, will help prepare and qualify educators to accurately assess students within the general education environment who have academic and behavioral challenges. Included are the textbook s trademark integrated cases featured throughout the material to help facilitate reader comprehension of difficult concepts, followed by practice exercises and portions of assessment instruments and scoring tables. Written to reflect the recent changes in federal regulations such as Response-to-Intervention, Early Intervening Services, and the discovery of new evidence-based practices, the revision of this widely-used text reflects the most current changes in the assessment process. The sixth edition is replete with updates including: Increased number of case studies throughout the text and inclusion of exercises in the text. At regular intervals throughout each chapter are applied exercises for the student to complete to aid in their understanding of chapter content. The latest revisions of IDEA 2004, and the regulations that govern our public school systems Chapter-by-chapter CEC Knowledge and Skills Standards A new emphasis on progress monitoring Increased coverage on curriculum-based assessment, functional behavior assessment, and data from norm-referenced assessment Special considerations including the assessment of students with Pervasive Development Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.Overton, Terry is the author of 'Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach', published 2008 under ISBN 9780131599574 and ISBN 0131599577.