2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED 340 Assessment and Evaluation (5 credits)

Prerequisite Admission into the BAS-T program.

Course Description
Select, administer, score, and interpret formal assessment tools. Evaluate students for placement into special education programs. Develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and 504 plans for children birth to third grade who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and their families.

Student Outcomes
1. Define and discuss various types of assessments and the legal and ethical principles that apply to the steps in the assessment process.

2. Identify and discuss reliable and valid assessment methods and developmentally appropriate responses of infants and young children.

3. Explain the evaluation related to child-find screening, pre-referral, response to intervention (RTI), referral, eligibility procedures, extended school year and transition procedures.

4. Select and use a variety of formal assessments to inform decisions regarding appropriate placement and services to infants and young children with disabilities, and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

5. Explain concepts of measurement, reliability and validity.

6. Correctly administer, score and interpret data from formal assessments in order to collaboratively construct Individual Educational Programs (IEP), Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP), and 504 plans for children with disabilities.

7. Communicate and integrate assessment and ongoing evaluation results from others in eligibility decisions and the development and implementation of the IEP, IFSP, and 504 plan while implementing best practices.

8. Utilize ongoing evaluation/assessment data to determine the effectiveness of specially designed instruction and related services for infants and young children.

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