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

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.
TAUGHT:
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Teaching Methods:
Lecture
Discussion
Readings
Simulations
Activities
Independent Research
Lecture
Videos
Group Activities
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand purposes of formative and summative assessment as well as characteristics, design, purpose, advantages, and limitations of deficient assessment strategies.
2. Know how to select/construct/use assessment strategies and instruments appropriate to students and their learning outcomes B-2, 3-5, K-3.
3. Knows characteristics of children that affect testing situations and test interpretation.
4. Know that developmentally appropriate assessment procedures reflect behavior over time and rely on consistent observation and data collection.
5. Understand legal and ethical provisions for assessing students with disabilities, cultural, and linguistic diversities.
6. Know instruments and procedures for screening, pre-referral interventions, and nondiscriminatory evaluations.
7. Know the role of parent as participant in the evaluation process.
8. Know how to communicate assessment information results to students, parents, and colleagues.
9. Understand the role of assessment in designing and modifying instruction.
REQUIREMENTS: Assessments:
Tests
Quizzes
Essays
Case Study
Class Presentations
PREREQUISITES: ECSE 100, CHILD 310 and Junior standing.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001