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SPED 416. Individualized Assessment in Special Education

Credits: 3
Department: Special Education
Description: Administration and interpretation of standardized instruments used in the identification of students with developmental disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities.
Corequisites: SPED 411, SPED 419, SPED 440, SPED 455
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Special Course Fee: $15.00.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Integrate multiple sources of student data relative to progress toward grade-level content standards from prior prevention and alternate instruction efforts into the referral process.
2. Design, facilitate, and support a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation process using unbiased assessment measures.
3. Select and use assessment measures and procedures that are technically adequate and appropriate for the student and specific assessment purpose.
4. Identify the effects of various physical and mental health conditions, including the effects of medications, on the educational, cognitive, physical, social, and emotional behavior of individuals with disabilities when planning and administering assessments.
5. Assess the impact of gender, familial background, socioeconomic status, and cultural and linguistic diversity on assessment results and the special education referral, evaluation, planning, and programming process.

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