Educational Assessment for Special Needs – EDUC 621

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course examines the processes and strategies for assessing students with special needs.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


It is imperative for every school to have educators who understand the assessment process and can plan interventions for students who have learning difficulties and other related problems. Ministering to those in need is the professional responsibility of every educator and the spiritual mandate for every Christian. “Here is my servant,…my chosen one in whom I delight,… a bruised reed he will not break and a smoldering wick, he will not snuff out.” (Isaiah 42:1–3)

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes


Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate will complete 4 discussions. The purpose of the Discussions is to generate interaction among the candidates in regard to relevant current course topics. For each Discussion, the candidate is required to post one thread of 500–600 words. The candidate will also post two substantive replies of 200–250 words. (CLO: A, B, D)

Case Study Assignments (4)

The candidate will complete 4 graded exams in which test scores for a given case study will be interpreted. The candidate must then provide recommendations based on the data sets provided. (CLO A, F, G, H)

Test Review Assignments (5)

The candidate will choose five assessment instruments from the assigned textbook chapters and submit a written evaluation using the Test Review Form based on information from the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) and Tests in Print database available through Liberty University Online’s Research Portal. CLO: A, C, G)

Quizzes (5)

The candidate will complete five quizzes. Each quiz will consist of 12 multiple-choice and multiple answer questions as well as one essay question based on the textbook readings. Each quiz is open book/open notes and must be completed in two hours. Once the quiz has begun, it must be completed and cannot be finished at a later time. (CLO: A, E, G, H)