Assessment Tools and Strategies in Special Education

It is a three-unit course that deals with the comprehensive review of the field of psychological testing and assessment in relation to the children with special educational needs. Students are given practical activities that will enhance their skills in identifying children with special educational needs leading to the development of intervention programs.

 The objectives of the course are as follows:

1. To understand the basic psychometric concepts and principles underlying test development and use;

2. To identify the major use of psychological tests and other tools of assessment in schools, clinics, centers, and other settings;

3. To discuss the ethical issues and concerns in psychoeducational assessment; and

4. To demonstrate the conduct of psychological and educational assessments conducted in school settings.