SPD422 Assessment of Diverse Learners

Course Description

This course examines the use of formal and diagnostic assessments to determine strengths and weaknesses of students. Tests commonly used with students with Mild/moderates disabilities are administered and interpreted. Candidates will learn about selection, administration, and analysis of assessment instruments and to use the data to write a formal report, an IEP with goals and objectives, and to help prepare lesson plans. (NV TL: B V)

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess students in a comprehensive manner within breadth of the credential authorization.
  • Use multiple sources of information to participate in progress monitoring and decision making regarding eligibility and standards.
  • Apply skill in assessing students from diverse backgrounds with varying language, communication, and cognitive skills.
  • Use informal assessments for the purpose of making accommodations, modifications, and providing instruction and program improvement.
  • Use computer-based technology to manage data, including electronic IEP's, evidence based computer assessments and data collection.