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Assessment and Evaluation
ASSES & EVAL
CLASS CODE: ECSE 400 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Selection, administration and interpretation of screening and assessment tools and methods employed in early childhood special education programs. Includes informal and formal assessment strategies, developmental tests, portfolio assessments, observational assessment, performance-based assessment and standardized assessment as well as data collection and monitoring of child progress.
DESCRIPTION: Selection, administration and interpretation of screening and assessment tools and methods employed in early childhood special education programs. Includes informal and formal assessment strategies, developmental tests, portfolio assessments, observational assessment, performance-based assessment and standardized assessment as well as data collection and monitoring of child progress.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: Knowledge of various assessment activities in ECSE including child find, screening/diagnostic assessment, educational assessment, and monitoring of progress
Knowledge of focused observation, norm referenced tests, criterion referenced checklists and ordinal scales
Ability to administer a variety of assessment measures and analyze data to identify educational outcomes
Ability to conduct authentic, performance-based assessment
Knowledge of the roles that families play in assessment
Knowledge of limitations of assessment data for young children
Knowledge of various approaches to observing child/environment interactions, child/child interactions, parent/infant interactions
Ability to observe children in a variety of settings and activities as a means to gather informal assessment information
Knowledge of assessment adaptations necessary for specific sensory impairments, motor impairments, and language differences
Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of team participants in the evaluation and IFSP/IEP process
Ability to communicate and integrate assessment results in the development and implementation of an IFSP/IEP
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: ECSE 100, CHILD 310 and Junior standing.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001