Alternate Assessment: Measuring Outcome and Supports for Students With Disabilities, by Harold L. Kleinhert and Jacqui Farmer Kearns. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 2001.

This book is a comprehensive compendium of information on the important topic of alternate assessment for students with significant disabilities. It encompasses a historical overview (chapter 1), a discussion of how assessment should be linked to instructional planning and delivery (chapters 2 through 9), and a discussion of the research findings related to alternate assessment (chapter 10).

Dramatic changes have occurred in the education of learners with significant disabilities since the passage of P.L. 94–142 twenty-seven years ago. Prior to this legislation, students with significant disabilities were often denied educational services altogether. In the 1970s and early 1980s, educational programs were primarily segregated in nature. In the last decade, more and more students with significant disabilities are educated in general education...

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