Textbook1. Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach
Read chapters 3 and 5 in Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach.
Electronic Resource1. Understanding Test Scores
Read “Understanding Test Scores,” located on the School Psychologist Files website.
2. Evaluation and Eligibility: Processes and Procedures: From Referral to Determination of Eligibility
Read “Evaluation and Eligibility: Processes and Procedures: From Referral to Determination of Eligibility,” located on the Kyrene School District website.
Additional Material1. Clinical Field Experience Handbook
Review the “Clinical Field Experience Handbook,” for information on fulfilling your field experience requirements throughout your program.
2. Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) Case Study
Read the “MET Case Study.”
MET team case study.docx
3. Completing the Clinical Field Verification Form
Refer to the attached document for further instructions regarding the completion of your Clinical Field Experience Verification form in Taskstream. The Clinical Field Experience Verification form will be used to document the hours and locations that you spend in the field throughout this course.
Assignments Clinical Field Experience A: Understanding Pre-Referral Assessments – The Classroom Teacher and RTI
Allocate 2 hours to complete this part of the clinical field experience. Interview a certified K-12 classroom teacher about pre-referral assessments and his or her role in the response to intervention (RTI) process. Your interview should address the following prompts:
The criteria and distinguishing factors of RTI level one, RTI level two, and RTI level three;
Examples of and how RTI level one, RTI level two, and RTI level three are administered to students;
How the classroom teacher records and interprets information from the RTIs;
How the RTI information is used in making eligibility, program and placement decisions for individuals with exceptionalities; and
Strategies in communicating RTI results to various stakeholders.
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your interview.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
Professional Development Presentation: Descriptive Statistics
Create a PowerPoint, to be used for professional development, which creatively and accurately explains the dimensions of descriptive statistics. Your PowerPoint should have a minimum of 20 slides, including the introduction and reference slides. Along with the slides, include presenter notes within your PowerPoint that scripts your presentation with details. With your presentation, explain each of the following:
- Bell curve
- Standard deviation
- Standard scores
- Scaled scores
Your presentation should also include visual depictions of sample statistics through graphs, tables, scatter plots, advanced organizers, etc. for each item listed above. Prepare this assignment according the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.