Assessment of Special Educational Needs

Keith Horrell
1998, Vol. 3, No. 1,


The aim of this short article is to put into perspective my own thoughts on assessment methods used within a Special Educational Needs (SEN) design and technology department. Please don't stop reading if you don't teach in a special needs environment, as I think there are many relevant issues that need to be aired. I do not consider myself an expert in the field of assessment - I have read what seem to be hundreds of publications from a variety of sources - therefore the following is a basis to start discussion and by no means a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe.

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