Course Overview

Prerequisite: Admission to program. This course addresses assessment strategies for K-12 special education. A specific focus will be given to the principles of assessment. Various aspects of the learning environment are examined and procedures for gathering assessment data are explored. The general goal of this course is to develop competencies in assessment. Candidates will use content from foundational knowledge and skill related to the characteristics of disability and ways to identify disability. Major emphasis will focus on assessment for eligibility for special educational services. Specific emphasis will be placed upon developing skills to observe learners for disabilities, identify and evaluate relevant formal and informal assessment strategies that contribute to the identification, placement and instructional planning for students with learning problems in both early and school age populations. Candidates will learn to identify the needs of children related to health and/or sensory impairments, the identification of abilities in the developmental domains along various age groups.

Course Details

  • Course credit hours: 3