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Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
What does PPVT stand for? Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

What does the Woodcock (WRMT) assess?

The consistency of results obtained from an assessment
What is reliability? The consistency of results obtained from an assessment

What does IQ stand for? Intelligence Quotient

What is validity? The accuracy and appropriateness of the interpretations and inferences drawn from the results of a test

What does the PPVT test? Receptive vocabulary

The systematic collection and interpretation of data
What is assessment? The systematic collection and interpretation of data

What is assessment bias?
Bias may be indicated if the mean test of one group differs substantially from another group

Why do we screen students?
To determine whether there is a reason or suspicion for continued testing

What percentage of people are between 1 and 2 standard deviations below the mean?
Approximately 13%

What is measurement? The explicit quantification of the results obtained through testing--putting a number on it

The instrument that yields a number
What is a test? The instrument that yields a number

What is the mean score for most standardized tests?
100

What is evaluation? The placing of value or interpretation of a measurement

What is the range of scaled scores?
1 to 19

Name an informal test strategy. Observations Work sample analysis
Portfolios Task analysis Inventories Criterion referenced tests Diagnostic teaching Checklists and rating scales Interviews Rating scales

Name a formal test. WISC-IV Key Math PPVT-III WRMT-R and a host of others

Give a characteristic of formal tests. Very explicit instructions
Uses a variety of score reporting types Scores are comparable to other scores

Look in the manual for the correlation scores.
How do you determine the validity and reliability of a test? Look in the manual for the correlation scores.

The average amount of difference from the mean of all the scores
What is a standard deviation? The average amount of difference from the mean of all the scores

If you are very confident of a test procedure, what level of confidence do you choose?
68%

Special education referral
What is the DEC 1 for? Special education referral

When do we use scaled scores?
For subtests

What is the Buckley Act? FERPA

What is the definition of a learning disability?
A disorder on one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or using language, spoken or written

Writing, speaking, reading, spelling, thinking, listening, and math
In what areas is a learning disability manifested? Writing, speaking, reading, spelling, thinking, listening, and math

What is the definition of mental retardation or intellectual disability?
Significantly subaverage intellectual disability existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period

What is the median of a percentile score?
50

What score is generally one standard deviation below the mean when the mean is 100?
85

Do the parents have the right to change their minds after signing the consent for evaluation?
Yes

What is a percentile score?
A ranking of performers: the value of the variable below which a certain percent of the participants fall

Notes kept in the sole possession of the note maker
What records are not accessible to parents under the Buckley Act? Notes kept in the sole possession of the note maker

What is a bell curve? A distribution of scores around a mean

Consent for evaluation or reevaluation
What is the DEC 2 for? Consent for evaluation or reevaluation

What does CBM stand for? Curriculum based measurement

What is the mean of a scaled score?
10

Eligibility determination
What is the DEC 3 for? Eligibility determination

What score is generally two standard deviations above the mean when the mean is 100?
130

Dynamic Indicators of Early Literacy
What does DIBELS stand for? Dynamic Indicators of Early Literacy

What score is generally one standard deviation above the mean when the mean is 100?
115

Persons with intellectual disability generally score lower than _____ on an IQ test.
70

Where does a percentile score of 16 fall?
At one standard deviation below the mean

What score is generally three standard deviations below the mean when the mean is 100?
55

What is predictive validity?
The use of a test score to forecast the student’s performance on another task or measure

The arithmetic average
What is the mean? The arithmetic average

Is it appropriate to change the aim line when using curriculum based measurement?
Yes

The score below which all scores are considered correct
What is a basal? The score below which all scores are considered correct

Where does a percentile score of 38 fall?
Within one standard deviation of the mean

As a tool to determine the standard scores
When do we use a raw score? As a tool to determine the standard scores

Words read correctly with in minute
On a reading probe, what do we count? Words read correctly with in minute

What score is generally two standard deviations below the mean when the mean is 100?
70

What two variables are compared in a discrepancy model? Academic potential (IQ) and academic performance

Response to Intervention
What does RTI stand for? Response to Intervention

What is RTI proposed to do?
Provide early intervention services Identify students in need of special education (specifically those with SLD.)

Within one standard deviation of the mean
Where does a percentile score of 62 fall? Within one standard deviation of the mean

What is the mode of a distribution?
The most frequent number

What is SLD? Specific learning disability

Which section of the report explains the reason for the evaluation?
Reason for referral

What do we generally measure for reading in a curriculum based measure?
Fluency

What are the measures of central tendency?
Mean Mode Median

We never know how much or the score of the error
How much error is in a test score? We never know how much or the score of the error

What does CST stand for? Child study team

Individual Education Plan
What does IEP stand for? Individual Education Plan

Special education teacher General education teacher Principal Parent
Who is on an IEP team? Special education teacher General education teacher Principal Parent Student …and any others who have a reason to be

Name some presentation accommodations?
Large print, Braille, sign language, read aloud

What is a norm group? A group of people who were tested and whose scores are used as the standard for comparison

What does FERPA regulate?
The distribution and dissemination of educational information only to those who have a need to know

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
What does PPVT stand for? Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

What does KTEA stand for?
Kauffman Test of Educational Achievement

What does the Vineland measure?

What is FERPA? Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Leveling the playing field for students with disabilities
What are accommodations for tests designed to accomplish? Leveling the playing field for students with disabilities

Do parents have the right to challenge and change educational records?
Yes

Who makes fiscal decision for the IEP team?
Usually the principal

What score is generally three standard deviations above the mean when the mean is 100?
145

We do not yet know what roles we will have
What is the role of the special education teacher in an RTI process? We do not yet know what roles we will have

Name two accommodations for testing?
Time, place, length, presentation, response, and assistive devises

How does the IEP team select accommodations?
Consideration of whether the accommodation helps the student but does not give unfair advantage

What is specially designed instruction (SDI)?
Instructional program designated by an IEP designed for an individual student to address needs

Why do we screen students?
To determine whether there is a reason or suspicion for continued testing

How long does the team have to complete the assessment process from the day the parents sign the consent form? 90 days

At what age MUST the student be invited to the IEP meeting?
14

True or false: When we share the test results with parents, we do share the test protocol.

After the parent gives written permission
When may we test? After the parent gives written permission

Which section of the report lists the tests given?

What is the public law number for IDEIA?
PL

What assessment would you use to measure progress from week to week?
CBM

What law mandates accountability testing?
NCLB

What are the 14 fundable categories under IDEIA?
Learning disability Speech and language MR or ID Emotional disability Autism spectrum disorder Traumatic brain disorder Hearing impaired Deaf blind Multiply handicapped Other health impaired Physically handicapped Developmentally delayed Deafness Visually impaired

What is a ceiling? The ending point of testing at the point the student would miss all the items subsequent to the ceiling item

What are the 5 high incidence disabilities?
Learning disabilities, speech and language, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, and other health impaired

Identifying information
What is the first part of an assessment report called? Identifying information

Why do we avoid sending home a DEC 2 in May?
We would not be able to complete the testing in 90 calendar days if the students are not in school

What percentage of students are within one standard deviation of the mean?
Approximately 68%

What is the range of percentile scores?
1 to 99

What is the first tier in RTI?
General education

What does an IQ predict? Performance in school

What percentage of people are between 2 and 3 standard deviations below the mean?
2.1%

What assessment would you use if you wanted to assess adaptive behavior?
Vineland

Name 2 aptitude tests. WISC, Stanford Binet, Slosson, CTONI, and others