Parent Newsletter Article


Student assessment results from formal, standardized assessment tools are often
statistically based and can be very difficult for families to understand. For this assignment, draft a 750-1,000 word article for a parent newsletter on assessment methods and the basics of statistics used in special education.  Your article should creatively and accurately explain the following for the purpose of how to read and understand results:

Norm- and criterion-referenced assessments
Dimensions of descriptive statistics
Reliability and validity
Scoring terminology
Limitations of assessments

Be sure to use easy-to-understand language and examples of assessment results with graphs, diagrams, and pictures as needed.

Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.