EDUC-415 Assessment in Special Education

The course covers methods and materials used in assessing students who may be eligible for special education. Class sessions will involve experiential learning activities related to the assessment of students. Students will take this course the semester before student teaching, in concurrence with a practicum. This course includes technical prerequisites of understanding standardized assessment and the rationale for using curriculum-based measurement (CBM) within the broad context of special education programming. Students will develop competencies in utilizing norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, curriculum-based, and teacher-made assessment for instructional and placement decisions. Only available to students accepted into the Special Education (PreK-8) Dual Certification program. Prerequisites: Senior class standing, admission to the teacher education program, and successful completion of EDUC-240 and EDUC-260. 4 SH.