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.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Individualized Education Plans
M, T, W, Th
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Jul 18, 2022 to Jul 21, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Winterman, K. G., & Rosas, C. E. (2014). The IEP checklist: Your guide to creating meaningful and compliant IEPs. Brooks Publishing: Baltimore, MD.

Section Notes

Note: Candidates must have internet access and be available for on-camera, live online collaboration for the full course: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00

The Registration deadline is July 15, 2022 by the end of the day. 

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU prior to the first day of class will receive a 100% refund of SPU Tuition. No refunds will be given once the course has begun, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the final session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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