EDUC-715 Assessment in Special and Inclusive Education

This graduate-level course analyzes the methods and materials necessary to accurately assess students within inclusive classroom settings and students who may be eligible for special education. Through experiential learning activities, students will apply the language and terminology required to assess and evaluate students to the creation of assessment tools. 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. Students will also be required to track the performance of a child with special needs and explain the rationale for the application of particular student performance goals based on interpretation of collected data sets. 4 SH.