ECPSE 801 - Assessment for CLD Children with Exceptionalities

Overview

Course Title

Assessment for CLD Children with Exceptionalities

Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare bilingual early childhood special education teachers to understand various assessment issues as they affect bi/multilingual children with exceptionalities such as accountability, bias, special education referral/classification/ placement testing, language proficiency, and accommodations in formal testing situations. Candidates will become familiarized with the different purposes of assessment (e.g., screening, diagnostic, placement, language proficiency, academic achievement, and monitoring) and the basic concepts of assessment so that they are prepared to assess bi/multilingual children. Candidates will engage in reflective decision-making and research-validated best practices that will result in the creation of effective instructional programs for all students, including bi/multilingual students with and without exceptionalities. Assignments will require between 8-10 hours of field-based work. Lectures, readings, and in class activities utilize face to face and web-enhanced strategies to maximize candidates’ application to classroom and other school settings. Candidates will be encouraged to use technology enhanced applications to facilitate peer based professional development and action research assignments throughout the semester.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

4

Maximum Units

4

Academic Progress Units

4

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

4

Requisites

034324

Course Schedule