Key knowledge and skills students will acquire as a result of this class are related to the Assessment of individuals with disabilities. Essential measurement theory and assessment questions will be investigated and discussed. Enduring understandings will develop related to all facets of Assessment and its’ integral role in developing appropriate decisions for pre-referral, identification, placement and ensuing individualized instruction for students with disabilities. Students will explore ethical and legal issues, and become familiar with assessment terminology, procedures and various instruments used for behavior, learning, achievement, and environment. Implementation of assessment protocol, data collection, and analysis from assessments given are critical components of this course. Experiences will be provided so students will be able to serve as collaborators on educational teams, critically analyze assessment findings, write IEP academic goals and objectives and implement intervention strategies based on assessment results. Determining adaptations, accommodations and modifications based on assessment finding will also be uncovered.