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SPEDĀ 513 Assessment and Diagnosis for Students With Exceptionalities

Content: Diagnosis for special education eligibility under state and federal laws and assessment for special education instruction. Special attention is paid to learning disabilities and mental retardation (Intellectual Disabilities). Candidates practice selecting, administering and scoring selected standardized tests; interpreting the scores; and writing reports. Candidates learn about Response to Instruction (RtI), including how to administer Curriculum-Based Measures and how to integrate aspects of a multi-tiered intervention process with standardized assessment tools to create a comprehensive evaluation.
Prerequisites: SPED 510/SPED 626 or advisor consent required.
Corequisites: SPED 545/SPED 645.
Credits: 3 semester hours.