Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Exceptional Needs
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic terminology used in an assessment.
Discuss the ethical concerns related to assessment.
Identify the procedure used for screening, pre-referral, referral, and classification.
Outline legal provisions, regulations and program standards regarding assessment.
Application and interpretation of assessment scores
Describe the application and interpretation of assessment scores, including grade score vs. standard score, percentile rank, age/grade equivalents, and standings.
Identify, administer, select and describe the different types of non-biased assessments using appropriate technology when necessary.
Informal test procedures
Discuss the components of and procedures for curriculum-based, portfolio, authentic, and functional assessment (informal test procedures), and apply these to different categories of exceptional children (e.g., L.D., E.D, & I.D.).
Influence of diversity
Discuss the influence of diversity on assessment, eligibility, programming and placement of exceptional learners.
Relationship between assessment and placement decisions
Describe the relationship between assessment and placement decisions.
Methods for monitoring student progress
Outline, develop or modify methods used for monitoring student progress.
Data-based goals and objectives
Use assessment information to derive appropriate statements for Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAFFP) and measureable annual goals.