This comprehensive, yet straightforward text covers the processes and procedures for assessing students with special needs at all age levels, beginning with preschoolers and continuing into adulthood. A broad range of performance levels is also discussed, including mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Unique features include: Strong coverage of curriculum-based assessment integrated throughout the text (emphasis in Part IV), including a discussion of portfolio assessment. A case or mini-scenario at the beginning of each chapter to help facilitate reader comprehension and understanding of core chapter content. Diversity and technology issues meaningfully integrated into each chapter to make the discussion relevant to the topic at hand. Issues, content, and concepts related to specific CEC and PRAXIS standards addressed in each chapter; a listing of these standards can be found at the end of each chapter. Many resources for study and research offered at the author's website (http://www.johnvenn.com) and the Merrill Education Special Education Resources website (http://www.prenhall.com/venn).Venn, John J. is the author of 'Assessing Students With Special Needs', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131101494 and ISBN 0131101498.