Feb 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 562 - Individualized Education Planning (IEP)

(3cr) This course is designed to teach special educators the use of multiple types of assessment information for a variety of educatioinal decisions such as determination of eligibility, writing IEP goals and progress monitoring those goals. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires that each student with a suspected disability receive a full individual, non-discriminatory evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services. The results of this evaluation will be used by a multi-disciplinary team to help determine necessary instructional modifications, amount and type of special education supports necessary, and to develop individual educational objectives. In addition, once a student receives special education services, the need for those services must be reviewed and revised as needed, but at least once a year. Therefore, special educators must understand the legal policies and ethical principles of measurement and assessment related to referral, eligibility, program planning, instruction, and placement for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Special educators must also understand measurement theory and practices for addressing issues of validity, reliability, norms, bias, and interpretation of assessment results. Finally, this course will address assistive technology and determine the need for this technology based upon assessment and data collection.



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