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2016-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6005 - Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement


The focus of this course is to investigate evaluation and assessment techniques used in special education for identification, placement, IEP/ITP/IFSP development and prescriptive planning for children and youth with mild/moderate cross-categorical (MM/CC) disabilities. Candidates will learn to interpret assessment guidelines as set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), understand scoring and interpretation of aptitude and achievement measures used to identify children and youth with MM/CC disabilities and reflect on the ethical dilemmas frequently posed as part of the special education assessment process. Candidates will (a) evaluate and display basic descriptive statistics and measurement concepts used in norm-referenced and criterion-based measurement, (b) administer, score, and interpret informal assessment instruments and teacher-made probes, (c) discuss comprehensive assessment reports, and (d) develop individualized instruction plans in a multidisciplinary team session. Assessment  measures will include academic, behavioral, and social skills instruments, as well as the construction of a functional behavioral assessment (FBA). Candidates will examine the role of Response-To-Intervention (Rtl) in the pre-referral process.