EDPS 56300 - Identification, Evaluation and Assessment of Exceptional Individuals

(3 credit hours)

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

Students with special needs rely on accurate assessments and appropriate intervention strategies to become successful learners. EDPS 56300 Identification, Evaluation and Assessment of Exceptional Individuals provides you with the expertise you will need to be an effective special educator in areas related to assessment for instructional and eligibility purposes.

Weekly assignments and discussions on relevant topics give you the opportunity to apply your learning as you interact with classmates and share ideas. Your coursework is designed to provide you with applicable and meaningful experiences while making it possible to continue a work/life balance while completing your masters degree.

What You’ll Learn in EDPS 56300
In this course, you’ll explore the special education identification and evaluation process, classroom assessment for instruction, formal and informal testing procedures and interpretation, and culturally and linguistically responsive assessment practices.

Course Topics
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Assessments in Special Education
  • Understanding Formal and Informal Assessment
  • Oral Language and Reading
  • Classroom Assessments: Writing & Math
  • Assessment of Social Behavior and Other Areas
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Assessment / Understanding Test Scores
  • Case Studies

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of EDPS 56300, you will have an understanding and skills related to:

  • Screening procedures and supports for students with learning difficulties prior to referral for special education services.
  • Strategies used for informal assessment and the wide range of formal test instruments available for instructional and diagnostic purposes.
  • Classroom assessment of oral language and reading skills and special considerations in the assessment of English learners.
  • Classroom assessment of written language skills, including spelling and narrative writing, and math skills, including computation and problem solving.
  • Classroom assessment social behavior, transitions and content areas besides literacy and math.
  • Culturally and linguistically responsive assessment practices and interpretation of test results.
  • Assessment procedures for special education eligibility and participating as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Conducting a case study for educational purposes.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Request More Information
To learn more about the online MSEd in Special Education curriculum from Purdue University, including Identification, Evaluation and Assessment of Exceptional Individuals, call (877) 497-5851 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.