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EDSP 280 – Assessment in Special Ed

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Course covers assessment knowledge and skills essential for special educators, including test selection, administration and scoring, and legal issues related to special education assessment. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program in Special Education or permission of the Instructor.

Section Description: This course addresses basic concepts and processes related to assessment in special education. Topics include: the historical and legal foundations of assessment in special education; current laws and regulations associated with the special education eligibility process; identification of individual learning differences through effective and research-based practices in assessment and eligibility determination; principles and administration of norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, and curriculum-based assessments, and appropriate use of Response to Intervention (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) models in a balanced assessment system and within the eligibility process. Throughout, we will emphasize professional, legal, and ethical practices related to assessment. Simulations, case study activities, and test administration activities are used to allow participants to gain an entry level proficiency in administering, scoring, and interpreting assessment results for the purposes of determining special education eligibility, informing decisions related to instruction and intervention, and developing students’ Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs).

CRN: 90681

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 25/25

Days Time Location
M 16:05 - 19:05 WATERMAN BLDG 400

Instructor(s): Catherine Anne Cuttitta

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019