Course Description

This course covers Special Education Endorsement competencies while helping students address the four commitments of the School of Education's Conceptual Framework: competence, character, service and leadership. The overall focus of this course is to understand the differences between and functions of formative and summative assessment. As we develop understanding about the menu of tools available for our use (assessment literacy), we will learn to discern between the options available to us as we consider the purpose of the assessment and the results provided. We will also examine high stakes assessments and standards used with all students, the evidenced-based practice of progress monitoring, and the precision required to measure a specific skill in an IEP goal or objective.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Identify required consistencies between eligibility assessments (or reassessments), IEPs, services, and data collection.
  2. Apply federal and state requirements when analyzing and creating an IEP.
  3. Discriminate between measurable/“non-measurable” goals and objectives and will align measurable objectives with data collection methods to use when monitoring progress.
  4. Create a detailed IEP meeting agenda and demonstrate the initial steps in facilitating an IEP meeting.
  5. Examine the responsibilities shared by IEP team members in the successful delivery of services and develop tools to assist with program fidelity.
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Section Title
Individualized Education Plans
Jun 24, 2024 to Aug 16, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

The registration deadline is June 24, 2024 by the end of the day

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU prior to the first class session will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawals submitted online within 7 days of the first class session will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the last class session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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