Conducting Independent Educational Evaluations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128112861

Conducting Independent Educational Evaluations

1st Edition

A Practical Guide to School-Based Assessments

Authors: Michael Dorsey Solandy Forte Elizabeth Nulty Mark Palmieri
Paperback ISBN: 9780128112861
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2017
Page Count: 125
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Individual Educational Evaluation and Rationale for Evaluation(s)
    2. Standards for Conducting Evaluation(s)
    3. Formulation of Recommendations
    4. Recruiting resources
    5. Implementation
    6. Programming for Maintenance and Generalization
    7. Monitoring effectiveness of interventions
    8. Troubleshooting
    9. Follow up


Conducting Independent Educational Evaluations: A Practical Guide to School-Based Assessments establishes standards for conducting independent educational assessments, also defining the process for completing them in school settings.

The text outlines the content for such an assessment, and also includes the direct measurement procedures for determining the quality of educational programming. Users will find practice-proven datasheets and decision-making flowcharts that practitioners can immediately put into practice in real-life settings.

Key Features

  • Presents an overview of the rationale for independent educational assessments
  • Details the standards for independent educational assessments
  • Outlines protocols for conducting the assessments
  • Includes decision-making flow charts
  • Describes how to successfully work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Provides the collection of specific data related to assessment


Experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), educators, and other professionals who work directly with children with ASD and other special needs


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About the Authors

Michael Dorsey Author

Dr. Dorsey has been a Gubernatorial appointed member of the Developmental Disabilities Councils (MDDC) of both Florida and Massachusetts, and chaired the Massachusetts MDDC Governmental Affairs Committee for over six years. Dr. Dorsey has authored several bills relative to the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis and testified on numerous occasions both at the federal and state level concerning proposed legislation, policies and budgets. Currently Dr. Dorsey spends much of his professional time conducting Independent Educational Evaluations for parents and school districts. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) cases, as well as an expert witness in various Probate, Superior, and Federal Court cases involving the education and treatment of individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Education, Director of the Institute for Behavioral Studies, The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Endicott College; Chair, Practice Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International

Solandy Forte Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Children with Special Needs, Glastonbury, CT, USA

Elizabeth Nulty Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Children with Special Needs, Glastonbury, CT, USA

Mark Palmieri Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Children with Special Needs, Glastonbury, CT, USA