This seminar is designed for special education directors and teachers, psychologists, administrators, principals, guidance counselors, school board members and attorneys.
Participants will gain from the seminar:
• Understanding Of The Components Of The Individual With Disabilities Education Act And The Provisions For Identification And Evaluation Of Children
• Appreciation Of Ethical And Psychometric Issues In Assessment
• Conceptualization Of The Louisiana Accountability System’s Testing Components
• Realization Of Procedural And Ethical Issues Confronting Schools Regarding The Over And Under-representation Of Minorities In Special Education
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. IDEA And The Identification, Evaluation And Reevaluation Process
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Tests, Testing, And Assessment: Psychometrics, Ethics And
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
III. Accountability Systems In Louisiana Schools
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
IV. Over And Under-Representation Of Minorities In Special Education:
Ethical And Procedural Challenges Of Intervention, Referral And
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Summary Of Issues/Questions And Answers