2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6124 Formal Assessment in Special Education

Assessment is a legal and professional responsibility of all special educators. The central focus of this course is formal, norm-referenced assessments used to assess students who may be eligible for special education services. Informal assessments will also be reviewed and included in the key assignment. The process of interpretation of test results to meaningful curricular decision-making and professional communication of this information to team members will be a primary outcome of the course. Students will focus on assessment methods and procedures often used in eligibility determination and program planning for students with disabilities as well as students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.