Course : Individual Assessment II
- Course Number
- Section Number
- Spring 2021
- Bridwell Hall, Internet
- Dr. Edward Schultz
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am
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Advanced Specialty Set: Special Education Diagnostician Specialist
Advanced Preparation Standard 1: Assessment
Standards of reliability and validity related to individual test measures
Procedures used in standardizing assessment instruments
Standard error of measurement related to individual test measures
Use and limitations of portfolios in assessment
Sources of test error
Uses and limitations of assessment information
Achievement assessment measures
Cognitive assessment measures
Language assessment measures
Motor skills assessment measures
Social, emotional, and behavior assessment measures
Vocational and career assessment measures
Select and use formal and informal observation measures
Select and use formal and informal functional assessment measures
Assess basic academic skills formally and informally
Select, administer, and score assessment instruments accurately
Analyze error patterns
Prepare comprehensive assessment reports
Employ assistive technology in the assessment process
Select accommodations and modifications based on assessment results
Facilitate progress monitoring
Use progress monitoring data to develop and revise individual goals
Advanced Preparation Standard 2: Curricular Content Knowledge
Advanced Preparation Standard 3: Programs, Services, and Outcomes
Assessment procedures that address all disabilities
Variability of individuals within each category of disability
Over- and underrepresentation of individuals with cultural and linguistic diversity referred for assessment
Characteristics of individuals with exceptional learning needs that affect the development of programs and services
Synthesize information from multiple perspectives in developing a program assessment plan
Advanced Preparation Standard 4: Research and Inquiry
Best practices in research-based assessment
Resources and methods that address student learning, rates, and learning styles
Evaluate assessment techniques based on learning theories
Advanced Preparation Standard 5: Leadership and Policy
Laws and policies related to assessing individuals with exceptional learning needs
Emerging issues and trends that influence assessment
Implication of multiple factors that influence the assessment process
Models, theories, and philosophies that form the basis of assessment
Issues in general and special education that affect placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs
Policy and research implications that promote recommended practices in assessment
Design and evaluate procedures for effective participation in school, system, and
Advanced Preparation Standard 6: Professional and Ethical Practice
Qualifications to administer and interpret test results
Organizations and publications relevant to the field of educational diagnosticians
Ethical considerations relative to assessment
Respect individual privacy and confidentiality
Participate in professional development activities
Cite all sources of reported information
Inform individuals of the purpose of evaluation, rationale, and timelines for completion
Provide assessment results in a clear, cohesive, and timely manner
Update skills necessary to provide effective assessment
Advanced Preparation Standard 7: Collaboration
Roles of various agencies within the community
Communicate with team members to determine assessment needs
Communicate with team members to review assessment results
Assist with prereferral interventions and strategies
Assist teachers in interpreting data, including large-scale and individual assessments
Use interagency collaboration in planning intervention
1. A Performance-Based Assessment based on the Constructed Response Question for the new Diag Exam and your ability to administer an individualized norm referenced test will be worth 200 points. . Specifically:
Analyze the information provided in the exhibits and, citing specific evidence from the exhibits, write a response of approximately 400–600 words in which you:
• identify one area of academic strength and one area of academic need for the student based on a review of the formal and informal diagnostic assessment data provided;
• describe a specific evidence-based instructional strategy or intervention that would effectively address the student's identified need and build on the student's identified strength; and
• describe how a teacher could best implement and monitor the progress of the instructional strategy or intervention.
In addition, you will submit a video and self-critique of you administering and individual norm referenced test.
More details concerning this assignment will be posted on D2L
2. 10 Assessments will be submitted
Assessments that will be covered:
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test 4
Woodcock Johnson Ach Battery-4th edition (WJIV) (Standard and Extended)
Informal Achievement measures
3. Class Activities: 5 activities will be assigned throughout the semester. These are very important as they will prepare you for your project based activity and career. These generally take an hour or two and are considered instructional activities.
Table 1: Assignments
Admin., Score, Interpret (total 10) tests)
Lecture Notes-Participation Zoom
Class Activities (total 5)
WIAT 4 Exam
WJ-IV Ach EXAM
Constructed Response (PBA)
Table 2: Total points for final grade.
599 or less
With prior approval
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