Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Assessment in Early and Special Education (EDU 309)
Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.
April 2015 - Present.
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.
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.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Special Education (5/15).