Proposal Title

Testing with Mr. T: Psychoeducational Assessments of a Student with Intellectual Disabilities

Topic

Special Education

Description

As we are working to achieve our Master’s degree in Special Education, we wanted to observe and delve deeper into the mind of a student that is already receiving special education services. We were able to utilize different psychoeducational assessment instruments to investigate and determine the strengths and weaknesses of our selected student. The instruments that we utilized in this process were the following: Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-3, and KeyMath-3. These tests assess a student’s abilities in many different subject areas: reading, math, language, writing, and comprehension. Before starting this inquiry with Mr. T, we hypothesized that he would have major weaknesses in his reading abilities in comparison to other subjects because of his placement in the lowest reading class. The different testing instruments we use will allow us to collect data to confirm or deny this assumption. The results of our testing confirmed our hypothesis. Mr. T’s testing data showed him to be very low in his reading skills. In addition, we concluded that he is below grade level in his math and written language skills. We recommend that Mr. T receive remediation in reading, math, and writing; paired with continuous assessment by his current and future teachers to ensure accurate and up to date data.

Location

Soza Ballroom, Upchurch University

Start Date

4-23-2019 3:10 PM

End Date

4-23-2019 4:05 PM

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Testing with Mr. T: Psychoeducational Assessments of a Student with Intellectual Disabilities

Soza Ballroom, Upchurch University

As we are working to achieve our Master’s degree in Special Education, we wanted to observe and delve deeper into the mind of a student that is already receiving special education services. We were able to utilize different psychoeducational assessment instruments to investigate and determine the strengths and weaknesses of our selected student. The instruments that we utilized in this process were the following: Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-3, and KeyMath-3. These tests assess a student’s abilities in many different subject areas: reading, math, language, writing, and comprehension. Before starting this inquiry with Mr. T, we hypothesized that he would have major weaknesses in his reading abilities in comparison to other subjects because of his placement in the lowest reading class. The different testing instruments we use will allow us to collect data to confirm or deny this assumption. The results of our testing confirmed our hypothesis. Mr. T’s testing data showed him to be very low in his reading skills. In addition, we concluded that he is below grade level in his math and written language skills. We recommend that Mr. T receive remediation in reading, math, and writing; paired with continuous assessment by his current and future teachers to ensure accurate and up to date data.