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Assessment: Overview

The best assessment informs decision-making about the needs of individual learners and leads to instruction that addresses students’ weaknesses and builds on their strengths.

Here is a summary of IRA resources to help you understand and implement best practice in assessment. For even more, select "Assessment" under the Topic heading in Advanced Search. (For information specifically on Response to Intervention, visit our resource collection.)

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  • Albert J. Harris Award, for an article or monograph that makes an outstanding contribution to understanding of prevention or assessment of reading or learning disabilities
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