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Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Assessment in Early and Special Education (EDU 309)

Location: 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

Length: 

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Dates: 

April 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the legal and ethical basis for assessment practices and procedures; examine assessment as a comprehensive process for collecting information to inform the teaching, evaluation, and placement of children birth through age 8; describe the role and value of families as partners in a comprehensive assessment system; summarize the importance of a culturally responsive approach to assessment and evaluation; plan formal and informal assessment techniques and methods in order to collect information that determines children’s progress and levels of performance; evaluate assessment tools based on the purpose of the assessment being conducted; demonstrate how technology can be used in the assessment process, including how to use assistive technology for children with disabilities.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: assessment as an ongoing and systematic process for collecting information to evaluate the development and make decisions to address the needs of the young child in a variety of childcare and learning environments; selecting appropriate assessment tools and processes; appropriate practices in selecting and evaluating a variety of formal and informal assessments; processes for organizing, analyzing, interpreting and sharing assessment information with appropriate individuals.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Special Education (5/15).

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