Assessing Individuals With Disabilities in Educational, Employment, and Counseling Settings

Pages: 285
Item #: 431785A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-874-4
List Price: $34.95
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Copyright: 2002
Format: Softcover
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Assessing Individuals With Disabilities in Educational, Employment, and Counseling Settings is an indispensable reference for testing professionals as they face the challenge of how best to assess and test people with disabilities. The book begins with a review of the legal and psychometric issues that must be considered. Next the contributors describe frequently used testing accommodations, documentation of accommodations, and how to report scores when accommodations are used. The contributors then cover issues that are of special concern in clinical and counseling settings, in educational settings, and in assessment for employment, certification, and licensing. Throughout the volume the authors emphasize equity as the basis for accommodations. Because approximately twenty percent of the United States population has some type of disability, the information contained here will prove an invaluable reference for psychologists, counselors, educators, employers, test makers, and testing professionals.

Table of Contents

In Memoriam


—Ruth B. Ekstrom and Douglas K. Smith

I. Legal, Policy, and Psychometric Issues

  1. Testing Individuals With Disabilities: Reconciling Social Science And Social Policy
    —Diana Pullin
  2. The Psychometrics of Testing Individuals with Disabilities
    —Kurt F. Geisinger, Gwyneth Boodoo, and Julie P. Noble

II. Testing Accommodations and Score Reporting

  1. Types of Commonly Requested Accommodations
    —Peter Behuniak
  2. Documentation
    —Nicholas A. Vacc and Nancy Tippins
  3. The Decision-Making Process for Developing Testing Accommodations
    —Douglas K. Smith
  4. Score Reporting Issues in the Assessment of People with Disabilities: Policies and Practices
    —William A. Mehrens and Ruth B. Ekstrom

III. Assessment in Clinical and Counseling Settings

  1. The Clinical Assessment of People with Disabilities
    —William E. Foote
  2. Counseling Assessment
    —Janet E. Helms and Ruth B. Ekstrom

IV. Assessment in Education Settings

  1. Large-Scale Educational Assessment
    —Peter Behuniak, Carole Perlman, and Audrey Qualls
  2. Individual Norm-Referenced Ability Testing
    —Douglas K. Smith and Donald L. Stovall
  3. Postsecondary Admissions Testing
    —Julie P. Noble, Wayne Camara, and John Fremer

V. Employment, Certification, and Licensing

  1. Testing Individuals with Disabilities in the Employment Context: An Overview of Issues and Practices
    —Wanda J. Campbell and Heather Roberts Fox
  2. Disability Nondiscrimination in the Employment Process: The Role for Testing Professionals
    —Susanne M. Bruyère
  3. The Americans With Disabilities Act and Employment Testing
    —Nancy Tippins
  4. Issues of Special Concern in Licensing and Certification
    —Michael Rosenfeld, Shelby Keiser, and Sharon Goldsmith

VI. Sources for Further Information

  1. Resources for Further Information About the Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities
    —Janet E. Wall

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Ruth B. Ekstrom recently retired as principal research scientist in the Center for Higher Education at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. She received her BA in psychology from Brown University, her MA from Boston University, and her PhD from Rutgers University. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has served on the APA Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment. She has been cochair of the Joint Committee on Testing Practices.

Douglas K. Smith received his BA in psychology from Emory University (1969) and his MEd (1970), EdS (1972), and PhD (1977) in school psychology from Georgia State University. He was designated a Nationally Certified School Psychologist by the National School Psychology Certification Board in 1988, and he had served as Wisconsin delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists and president of the Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA). He served as membership chair of WSPA and was cochair of the Joint Committee on Testing Practices/Working Group on Assessment of Individuals With Disabilities and a member of the Test-Taker Rights and Responsibilities Working Group.