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Course Descriptions

School Psychology Department

Course Descriptions

SCH IA520—

(3 credits)

This course examines essential principles of classroom instruction, and methods of screening and assessing academic performance, critical learning skills, and the classroom environment. Data collection methods include structured observation, standardized educational testing, formal and informal skill inventories, curriculum based assessment and curriculum based measurement. Students apply these data to the design and evaluation of instruction and academic interventions, as guided by scientific evidence. Particular emphasis is placed on the acquisition of early reading skills. Field assignments for this course are arranged through the concurrent Practicum I.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Updated 5/5/11

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