Graphing Evaluation Data
A Skill Parents MUST Master

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ISSN: 1538-320
March 26, 2013

boy in class taking testsDo you know what standard scores, percentile ranks, subtest scores, and age and grade equivalents mean?

The world of psychological and educational assessment is a land filled with these terms.

To successfully negotiate for special ed services that provide educational benefit, you need to know how to interpret test scores to measure progress.

This issue of the Special Ed Advocate is Part 4 of our series Assessment 101. You will learn how to use psychological and educational achievement test scores to measure your child's educational growth.

Please don't hesitate to forward this series to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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Measuring Progress: Understanding Your Child's Test Scores

Parents of kids with disabilities need to understand the law and their rights. You also need to understand the facts.

The "facts" are contained in your child's tests and evaluations and provide the means to assess educational benefit or regression.

A must read! Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate & Attorney by Pete and Pam Wright.

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Graphing Evaluation Data - A Skill All Parents MUST Master

There is no legal requirement that schools must graph evaluation data if requested by the parents.

Parents should master this skill themselves. Let Pete Wright teach you how...


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All important educational decisions - eligibility, services in your child's IEP, educational progress - are based on test scores.

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Pete says, "Knowing how to use the bell curve is more important than knowing the law."

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