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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Assessing Students with Special Needs (EDU-340)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define inclusive education and its importance as an educational practice; explain the major components and framework of special education assessment; compare and contrast methods of diagnosing learning disorders; analyze assessment measures for students with special learning needs; investigate the critical factors associated with creating a classroom environment that facilitates effective content area instruction, behavior management, and assessment of student learning; and analyze the individualized assessment plan professionals use in discussion regarding determination of eligibility.


Assessing Students with Special Needs (EDU-340) teaches participants how to assess the learning of children with exceptional needs. Course participants develop an understanding of current best practices and strategies for assessing students with exceptional learning needs. The readings and practice materials are designed to engage course participants in critical thought in order to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are necessary for them to meet the needs of exceptional learners.  Students explore the importance of curricula and proper assessment strategies in meeting the individualized needs of students with exceptional learning needs.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Special Education or Education (5/21).