Throughout the semester students will learn to use formal, informal, and authentic assessment techniques to collect a wide variety of student performance data typically used to inform instructional planning, assess student learning, adjust instruction, provide interventions, and monitor on-going student progress. Students will be introduced to the processes and procedures related to evaluation for special education eligibility. Candidates will also learn to administer standardized achievement and diagnostic tests to individual students and also to develop informal assessment instruments and materials. Candidates will be introduced to formal assessment terminology as well as the appropriate uses and limitations of standardized group and individualized diagnostic tests. Instruction will be given on how to interpret, display, report, and explain assessment data to parents, students, colleagues, and other professionals. A field project is required for this course.
Offered for 3 Semester hours.