MSE 7403 Diagnosis/Assessment/IEP Development for Exceptionalities

Within this course, informal and formal assessments used in identifying exceptionalities are analyzed in detail. An emphasis is placed on the selection, administration, and interpretation of test results along with understanding the legal policies and ethical principles of measurement and assessment. Measurement theory and practices for addressing issues of validity, reliability, norms, and bias are also discussed. Concepts related to the use and limitations of various types of assessments are examined. The implementation of correction techniques for assessed weaknesses is explored and experience is gained with using formally evaluated strengths and weaknesses to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Standardized and informal test results are evaluated and analyzed in relation to student achievement, curriculum development, and instructional improvement.  Legal policies and ethical principles related to measurement and assessment are also included.  




MED 6102