In This Issue . . .
Do you know:
- standard test scores
- percentile ranks
- subtest scores
- age and grade equivalents on recent evaluations
There's no way around it. To be an effective advocate, you must learn how to measure educational progress.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find Part 3 of Summer School for Advocates. Learn how to use information from tests to track a child's progress. You will also learn about the bell curve and how to use your child's test scores to create powerful progress graphs.
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Tests & Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate, and Attorney
To measure and monitor a child's educational progress, you must use information from objective tests and you must know what these test scores mean. You need to be able to compare these scores with earlier testing.
Before you can participate in the development of an appropriate special education program, you must have a thorough understanding of a child's strengths and weaknesses. This information is contained in tests that are used to measure the child's abilities and educational achievement.
What is Your Bell Curve IQ?
"Knowing how to use the bell curve is more important than knowing the law."- Pete Wright
You need to learn how to use the bell curve to measure educational progress. You also need to learn about standard scores, percentile ranks, and standard deviations.
Check your knowledge... Take the Bell Curve IQ Quiz