sped532 | Graduate
Special Education Assessment
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Assessments for Evaluation and Diagnosis; The Referral Process, Multidisciplinary Team, and Response to Intervention
- Identify the different types of assessments that are used to determine eligibility for students with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, emotional disabilities, and speech and language disabilities.
- Summarize results of assessments in terms of a childâs abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
- Identify basic statistics and scoring terminology used in assessments.
- Discuss the role of assistive technology in the assessment process.
- Evaluate pre-referral strategies commonly used in school systems.
- Identify the steps of the special education referral process and the role assessments play in this process.
- Describe the role of the multidisciplinary team in the assessment process.
- Evaluate the use of response to intervention (RTI) as a form of assessment and a means of providing interventions for students with identified disabilities.
The Use of Assessments in the Development and Monitoring of the Individualized Education Program
- Apply the appropriate steps to design a comprehensive report for a student with an identified disability.
- Describe ways in which a studentâs specific learning needs and characteristics should guide the development of the individualized education program (IEP).
- Analyze the essential components of a well-written individualized education program (IEP).
- Compose a list of commonly used assessments for progress monitoring purposes in the general and special education classroom.
Basic Remediation Strategies and Multicultural Issues Pertaining to Assessment
- Identify step-by-step procedures used in the remedial process.
- Identify commonly used remediation strategies used in the special education classroom.
- Evaluate the importance of accommodations and modifications for students with special needs.
- Examine multicultural and diversity issues pertaining to the assessment process.
Overview of Assessments in the General and Special Education Classroom
- Summarize the role of assessment and the legal and ethical implications of assessments in the special education classroom.
- Examine different types of assessments and the information they provide for instruction.
- Compare the purposes of norm-referenced assessments with criterion-referenced assessments.
- Describe the role of the special educator and general educator in the assessment process.
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