Assessing the Progress of Young Children with Special Needs (3)
Corequisite: EDP 4503
This course will familiarize students to methods and instruments to assess young children with exceptionalities. Students learn to use assessment data to plan interventions and instruction. Topics include formal and informal evaluation techniques, as well as the interpretation, application and communication of results. The role of technology in testing, record maintenance and composition of IEP/IFPS will be discussed/modeled. Teachers will understand how to select and administer appropriate assessments and analyze data to inform reading instruction to meet the needs of all students. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem-solving process. In addition to class meetings, a minimum of 10 hours of observation and participation in a diverse age-3 to grade-3 setting is required. Successful completion of this course is a grade of C or better. This is a reading endorsement and ESOL endorsement infused class.