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SPED 397 Assessment of Students with Disabilities

Students in this course will develop skills in formative and summative evaluation methods for children, youth and young adults with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities in an academic or functional curriculum. Students will learn how to administer, interpret and report in a nondiscriminatory manner: observations, work sample, task and error analysis, file review, inventories, diagnostic probes, checklists, rating scales, questionnaires, error analysis, curriculum based measurements and formal achievement tests. Emphasis is on screening, pre-referral, eligibility determination, instructional assessment with on-going evaluation (progress monitoring) and data-based decision making. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and SPED 389. Summer.