Title

EDUCSP 520

Authors

Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: September 28, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Education Department Dottie Bauer, Co-Chair, 8-2864, dbauer@keene.edu Len Fleischer, Co-Chair, 8-2846, lfleisch@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Steve Bigaj, 8-2872, TITLE SUMMARY: sbigaj@keene.edu Insert the course information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: EDSP 520 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education (3 credits) Focuses on the theory and practice of assessment for general special education educators at the post-baccalaureate level. Includes procedures to identify and assess student learning and behavior needs and outcomes. Informal and formal strategies including standardized tests, observational tools, and curriculum/criterion referenced tests. Corequisite: SPED 560.Prerequisites: SPED 301 and SPED 401, or permission of instructor. Fall. http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: EDUCSP 520 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education Short Title: Assessment and Evaluation SPED PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: Prefix change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Limit the course title to 30 characters, including spaces. If more characters are absolutely necessary for clarity, the sponsor should submit an abbreviated title to assure an intelligible abbreviated title of choice (for use in student information system, on transcripts, etc.). EDUCSP 520 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education (3 credits) PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Limit the Course Description to 50 words, not including prerequisites. Prerequisites should be clear and specific, e.g., as courses (e.g., ENG 101) or number of credits required. Finally, specify semester(s) the course will be offered. Focuses on the theory and practice of assessment for general special education educators at the post-baccalaureate level. Includes procedures to identify and assess student learning and behavior needs and outcomes. Informal and formal strategies including standardized tests, observational tools, and curriculum/criterion referenced tests. Corequisite EDUCSP 560; Prerequisites: EDUCSP 501 and 502 or permission of instructor; Fall LEARNING OUTCOMES: State knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate upon completion of this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm 1 Knowledge of basic terminology used in assessment. . 2 Understand the legal provisions and ethical principles regarding assessment of individuals. 3 Knowledge of screening, pre-referral, and classification procedures. 4 Knowledge of the use and limitations of assessment instruments. 5 Knowledge of how to gather relevant background information. 6 Knowledge of how to administer nonbiased formal and informal assessments. 7 Understand how technology is used to conduct assessments. 8 Develop or modify individualized assessment strategies. 9 Understand how to interpret information from formal and informal assessments. 10 Understand how to use assessment information in making eligibility, program, and placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. 11 Knowledge of how to report assessment results to all stakeholders using effective communication skills. 12 Knowledge of how to evaluate instruction and monitor progress of individuals with exceptional learning need 13 Knowledge of how to develop or modify individualized assessment strategies RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. The course changes reflect the new prefix system and prerequisite changes in the PB SPED program. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name Adjunct faculty will teach this course during the first summer session. of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No additional resources necessary. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.)

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

EDUCSP 520

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