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Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment

Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment

Douglas K. Smith

ISBN: 978-0-471-32432-4

Sep 2001

256 pages

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret individual achievement tests

Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment covers the achievement tests used in educational planning, transitional programming for students with disabilities, and career/vocational planning-including the major individually administered tests such as the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-II), Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA), Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Revised (PIAT-R), and the Wide Range Achievement Test-3 (WRAT3(TM)). To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Written by school psychologist Douglas K. Smith, Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment provides step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. As well, the author provides his expert assessment of the tests' relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:

Essentials of WJ IIITM Tests of Achievement Assessment
Essentials of WJ IIITM Cognitive Abilities Assessment
Essentials of Career Interest Assessment
Essentials of WISC-III and WPPSI-R Assessment
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment
Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other Kaufman Measures
Essentials of NEPSY Assessment

For a complete list of books in our Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, visit us on the Web at:
Chapter 1. Overview.
Chapter 2. Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement/Normative Update.
Chapter 3. Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Revised Normative Update.
Chapter 4. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test I/II.
Chapter 5. Wide Range Achievement Test 3.
Chapter 6. Developing Testing Accommodations for the K-TEA/NU, PIAT-R/
  • Presents essential testing information in a handy format
  • Author has extensive background working with and researching individual achievement tests
  • Part of the popular Essentials of Psychological Assessment series
  • Features quick-reference boxes, case examples, and "Test Yourself" questions
  • Practical, step-by-step guide to using these tests effectively.