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Psychoeducational Assessment Practices and IEP Development and Implementation (SPED 6060)

Program: Western NY

Location: Remote (n/a, n/)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 7/5/2022

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SPED 6060 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on special education processes, including screening, assessment, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development/ monitoring, and evaluation. Referral and assessment for special education eligibility, norm-referenced and teacher-developed assessments, legal and procedural issues in IEP development, and strategies for assessing students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will be included. The course will include discussion and practice of the components of effective assessment, including examination of evaluation procedures, from pre-referral intervention, eligibility/placement decision making to progress monitoring of scientifically-based instructional interventions based on Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Focus will include academic, affective, behavioral, work-study skill, adaptive functioning, and environmental measures. Students will also learn how to interpret and evaluate the psychometric properties of psychoeducational assessments as part of choosing valid and reliable assessment tools. Additional course topics will address emerging evaluation trends, test modifications/accommodations, parent involvement in the IEP process, and progress monitoring and reporting.

Required Textbook: Assessing Students with Special Needs 8th edition ISBN-13: 978-0-13-457570-4