Course Description

Teaches diagnostic and evaluative procedures commonly used with exceptional children. Includes construction of criterion referenced tests and curriculum based assessment; use and interpretation of formal and informal tests, and procedures and related ethics procedures, and related issues.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will 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 as we consider the purpose of the assessment and the results provided.


This course is intended for Alternative Route to Certification graduate students who plan to endorse in special education.
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