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SED 337 Overview

In this course, teacher candidates will learn to administer, score and interpret norm-referenced, standardized tests and use informal classroom-based assessments. The course will address use of assessments to determine eligibility, develop IEPs, adjust instruction, evaluate progress and plan for transition. Discussions will focus on legal, ethical, and cultural considerations; reliability, validity and accommodation issues and current trends. Content will emphasize collaborative behavioral, academic, language, intellectual, adaptive and ecological assessment of PreK-12 students. Prerequisite: EDSED 225, 2.75 GPA in education and overall, and B- or better in CA 101, EN 101, EN 102, and MT 196 or higher.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • SED


Formal and Informal Assessment - 2021 Spring SED 337

Students study technical concepts of measurement necessary to understand standardized assessment. In addition, the course discusses the various types of educational assessment and requires students to critically analyze standardized tests; research alternative assessment measures; practice the administration, scoring and interpretation of norm-referenced tests; and produce a written special education case study including eligibility determination. Discussion of assessment techniques, concerns regarding bias in assessment instruments and practice, and application of assessment techniques in classroom situation are included. Each student focuses on one area (specific learning disability, cognitive disability, or emotional behavioral disability) to complete an eligibility determination project. The project includes both eligibility determination and need for special education.

Course Code: SED 337

3/22/2021 - 5/16/2021