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SPE-344 Assessment of Special Needs Populations

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course introduces diagnostic processes used in special education.  It includes student-conducted informal and formal assessments as well as analysis, interpretation, and presentation of test results.  The course covers prescriptive techniques and instructional planning as well as current trends in student assessment.  The course addresses P.L. 94-142, COMAR and other related legislation.  Permission required.  Prerequisite: SPE-201 and SPE-326.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the specialized terminology used in the assessment of individuals with disabilities
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the laws and policies regarding referral and placement procedures for individuals with disabilities
  3. Explain the role of assessment in screening, intervention, referral and identification procedures used to determine eligibility for special education services
  4. Administer nonbiased formal and informal assessments
  5. Use technology to conduct assessments
  6. Interpret information from formal and informal assessments
  7. Use assessment information in making instructional recommendations and developing IEPs for individuals with special needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  1. Practice within the CEC Code of Ethics and other standards of the profession.          

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:   

  1. Attendance and participation
  2. RTI position paper
  3. Interview or assessment report review
  4. Special topics presentation
  5. Performance assessment/e-portfolio

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site and require reading/completion prior to coming to class.