National University




PED677 Curriculum Interventions

Lead Faculty: Dr. Diana Wheeler

Course Description

The focus of this class is to introduce School Psychology School Psychology candidates to a conceptual framework for assessing and evaluating a wide range of academic concerns within a problem solving approach using nontraditional academic assessment techniques and an RTI model.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concepts of Response-to Intervention (RtI) and its role within the educational system.
  • Understand and describe the steps and components used when assessing student performance using a problem-solving approach.
  • Identify and describe the differences between traditional psychometric and functional methods of academic assessment.
  • Compare and contrast the use of both traditional and alternative assessment devices to determine student academic/behavioral needs in problem identification, intervention development and evaluation.
  • Identify instructional recommendations based upon assessment empirical-based data.