Course Descriptions

Special Education

MSE 7403
Diagnosis/Assessment/IEP Development for Exceptionalities
3 credits

Informal and formal assessments used in identifying exceptionalities are analyzed in detail. An emphasis is placed on the selection, administration, and interpretation of test results along with understanding the legal policies and ethical principles of measurement and assessment. Measurement theory and practices for addressing issues of validity, reliability, norms, and bias are also discussed. Concepts related to the use and limitations of various types of assessments are examined. The implementation of correction techniques for assessed weaknesses is explored. The formally evaluated strengths and weaknesses are developed into an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Standardized and informal test results are evaluated and analyzed in relation to student achievement, curriculum development, and instructional improvement, plus gain an understanding the legal policies and ethical principles of measurement and assessment.

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102