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.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Special Education Assessments
Jul 11, 2022 to Jul 14, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach by Terry Overton (8th edition) ISBN: 9780133856415

The ABCs of CBM: A practical guide to curriculum-based measurement by Hosp, Hosp, and Howell (2nd edition) ISBN-10: 1462524664


Section Notes

The Registration deadline is July 8, 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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