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Essentials of CAS2 Assessment. Essentials of Psychological Assessment

  • ID: 2827277
  • Book
  • May 2017
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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- Use of the CAS2 (English and Spanish), the CAS2 Brief, and the CAS2: Rating Scale
- Practical advice on disability determination using CAS2
- Case presentations on the use of CAS2 with diverse students
- Emphasis on practical ways to link results to intervention
- Nondiscriminatory Assessment with the CAS2

The definitive guide to the latest edition of the Cognitive Assessment System

Essentials of CAS2 Assessment is the complete, step–by–step guide to successfully administering, scoring, and interpreting the CAS2 English, CAS2 Spanish, CAS2: Brief, and the CAS2: Rating Scale. To help busy professionals make optimal use of the test, this book features callouts highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, examples of test questions, and an emphasis on interventions related to PASS neurocognitive processing scores.

Written by leading experts on neurocognitive assessment, this edition of Essentials of CAS2 Assessment discusses the latest research and thinking on PASS theory and includes case studies demonstrating CAS2's uses with various diagnostic groups and its integration with other instruments. The four versions of the CAS2 offer valuable insights into learning successes and weaknesses, including:

- Communicating results of PASS scores to teachers, parents and students
- Using a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses in PASS scores for SLD eligibility determination
- Comparison of PASS scores with several different achievement tests
- How to select interventions based on PASS and achievement test results
- Fair assessment of diverse populations

Essentials of CAS2 helps professionals ensure that the CAS2 is administered and analyzed accurately so that the results can be applied for the greatest benefit of the child.

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:

- Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
- Essentials of Processing Assessment
- Essentials of KTEA –3 and WIAT®–III Assessment
- Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement Assessment
- Essentials of WPPSI–IV Assessment
- Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Third Edition
- Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment
- Essentials of WMS®–IV Assessment
- Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification
- Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions

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Series Preface xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

One Overview 1

Introduction to CAS2 7

Description of the CAS2 Measures 9

CAS2 9

Uses of the CAS2 19

Theoretical Foundation 20

Standardization, Reliability, and Validity 29

Operationalization of PASS Theory in the

Three CAS2 Measures 33

PASS Relationship to Achievement 33

Race and Ethnic Differences 36

Detecting Learning Problems 39

PASS and Academic Interventions 41

Planning Facilitation 42


Test Yourself 46

Two Administration and Scoring of the CAS2, CAS2: Brief, and CAS2: Rating Scale 49

Appropriate Testing Conditions 49

Administration of CAS2 61

Scoring the CAS2 71

Administration of CAS2: Brief 81

Scoring the CAS2: Brief 85

Administration of CAS2: Rating Scale 86

Scoring the CAS2: Rating Scale 86

Test Yourself 88

Three Interpretation 93

CAS2 Interpretation 94

Essential Steps for CAS2, CAS2: Brief, and CAS2: Rating Scale 97

Advanced Steps for CAS2 Interpretation 106

Using CAS2 Online 119

Test Yourself 128

Four Assessment of English Language Learners 129

Context for Understanding the Need for Fair Assessment with English Language Learners 129

Understanding Language Development and ELLs 130

The Challenges of ELL Assessment 132

Current Options for Testing ELL Students 134

Case Illustration 141

Test Yourself 145

Five Intervention 147
Jack A. Naglieri and Steven Feifer

Intervention s Essential Components 148

Assessment of Reading 159

CAS2 and Mathematics 164

Test Yourself 179

Six Strengths and Weaknesses of CAS2 181

Theoretical 182

Specific Learning Disability Eligibility 185

Practical Issues 186

Nondiscriminatory Assessment 188

Test Yourself 191

Seven Clinical Applications of the CAS2 193

Specific Learning Disabilities 193

Attention–Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 211

Autism 229

Traumatic Brain Injury 234

Gifted and Talented Students 240

Intellectual Disability 244

Test Yourself 255

Appendix A CAS2 KTEA–3 Comparisons 257

Appendix B CAS2 and WIAT–III Comparisons 261

Appendix C CAS2 and WJ–IV Achievement Comparisons 265

Appendix D CAS2 and Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) 269

Appendix E CAS2 and Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM) 271

Appendix F CAS2 and Bateria III 273

References 277

About the Authors 289

Index 291

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Jack A. Naglieri
Tulio M. Otero
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