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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Section Title
Special Education Assessments
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
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 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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