SPED-751 : Assessment in Special Education

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Special Education
Subject:
Special Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course is designed to familiarize teacher candidates with the many ways in which assessment accompanies instruction in the classrooms of today. A strong emphasis is placed on linking assessment with planning for instruction and developing Individual Education Plans for students identified as eligible for special education services. Students will learn to identify, choose and administer appropriate assessment appropriate assessment measures, both formal and informal, in the classroom and for identification of disabilities in students. Emphasis is placed on developing the understanding necessary to interpret assessment data and to use that information to pan instruction for students in a standards-aligned system. Among the specific topics covered are progress monitoring and its relationships to response-to-intervention in the general education classrooms, functional behavioral assessment and its relationship to behavioral intervention plans, issues of assessment with children from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 3 credits