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Test Review: Coster, W., Deeney, T., Haltiwanger, J., & Haley, S. (1998). School Function Assessment. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation. Price $149.00

Test Review: Coster, W., Deeney, T., Haltiwanger, J., & Haley, S. (1998). School Function Assessment. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation. Price $149.00

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Test ReviewCoster, W., Deeney, T., Haltiwanger, J., & Haley, S. (1998). School Function Assessment. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation. Price $149.00 SAGE Publications, Inc.2001DOI: 10.1177/073724770102600407 Sharon A. Lynch Sam Houston State University Audience The School Function Assessment (SFA) is directed toward elementary school students, kindergarten through sixth grade, with identified disabilities who attend regular elementary schools. It is completed by school personnel who are familiar with the student. Purpose The purpose of the SFA is to determine the degree of the student's participation in functional tasks that support participation in the academic and social activities of the school. Description Section 614 b(2) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1997) requires schools to "use a variety of assessment tools and strategies to gather relevant functional and developmental information, including information provided by the parent, that may assist in determining whether the child is a child with a disability and the content of the child's individual educational program." Often there is an abundance of results of norm- and criterion-referenced tests and developmental information for students with disabilities as required for eligibility. However, rarely is systematic evaluation information available on the student's functional abilities and need for support in the
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