EDUC 572 - Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
This course is designed to review research-validated assessment methods (formative, summative, diagnostic) and formats (paper / pencil, oral assessment, utilizing technological platforms) to most effectively identify unique strengths, needs, and potential barriers and strategies for individuals with disabilities. Students will learn advanced methods in ongoing assessment (progress monitoring, Supplementary Aids and Services Toolkit Planning Process) to ensure students with disabilities are learning and making meaningful educational benefit. Federally mandated summative state standardized assessment testing for individuals with disabilities, allowable accommodations and modifications, and the impact on student programming will be addressed.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate competency in using effective research-validated methods and tools to accurately assess and identify the strengths, interests, and educational/functional needs of children with special needs. Additionally, the student will be able to demonstrate competency in using methods and tools to evaluate educational programming and settings to appropriately design interventions and accommodations to provide children with special needs increased opportunities to demonstrate learning and interact to the greatest extent with their classmates without disabilities. Ten hours of clinical observation required.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 571