Winter Programs

Assessment in Special Education

Course Number: SPCED-GE 2136 - 001

Instructor: TBD

Units: 3

Course meets: MoTuWeTh 4:00PM-7:00PM  Jan 3 – Jan 20.

Description: Department Consent Required


The course is intended to acquaint students with various forms of normative, criterion-referenced & classroom assessment strategies, with particular reference to federal & state mandates regarding non-discriminatory assessments required in special education. Emphasis will be placed on adolescents with disabilities, & those at risk, attending middle & high schools. Students will learn psychometric concepts in both written & observational assessments (reliability, validity).  Focus will be placed mainly on three aspects of assessment:  decisions regarding pre-referral & referrals for special education; developing annual goals for the student’s individualized education programs (IEP); &, monitoring of classroom instruction, including progress toward annual goals that are stipulated on the IEP required for every student with disabilities.

For more information regarding professors and meeting times, students can use Albert directly. The course can be found under the Department of Teaching & Learning.