Jun 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MED 601 Educational Assessment of Students with Disabilities

The course is organized around three major themes: measurement concepts, evaluation of student performance and assessment of basic skills and content knowledge. Assessment, diagnosis, and writing and implementation of progress monitoring will be examined.  Norm-referenced, criterion-referenced and individually referenced assessments will be examined and evaluated as to their relevance for different instructional purposes. Specifically, this course is designed to examine approaches for the academic and social assessment of students with disabilities including diagnostic principles and procedures.  Students will analyze informal and formal assessment tools and procedures and apply diagnostic information to plan instruction. Special emphasis will be given to progress monitoring procedures and techniques including curriculum based measurement. This course also provides an overview of basic principles of formal and informal assessments that are commonly encountered by teachers in educational settings. The first part of this course focuses on, validity, reliability, measures of central tendency and variation as well as test development with the goal of providing a basis for understanding specific test data and materials. The second part of the course addresses specific measures of assessment such as the Wechsler’s Intelligence scale, Woodcock Johnson, Key Math Test, and curriculum based assessment. Prerequisite:   (3 credits)