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CEC Advanced Specialty Set: Educational Diagnostician Specialist

ADVANCED Standard 1 - Assessment

SEDS.1.K1 Standards of reliability and validity related to individual test measurements
SEDS.1.K2 Procedures used in standardizing assessment instruments
SEDS.1.K3 Standard error of measurement related to individual test measures
SEDS.1.K4 Use of formative, ongoing curricular and behavioral assessments
SEDS.1.K5 Uses and limitations of achievement assessment measures and results
SEDS.1.K6 Uses and limitations of cognitive assessment measures and results
SEDS.1.K7 Uses and limitations of communication and language assessment measures and results
SEDS.1.K8 Uses and limitations of motor skills assessment measures and results
SEDS.1.K9 Uses and limitations of social, emotional and behavior assessment measures and results
SEDS.1.S1 Select formal and informal assessment instruments that contribute to the development of a comprehensive learner profile
SEDS.1.S2 Administer and score assessments and interpret results with fidelity
SEDS.1.S3 Analyze error patterns
SEDS.1.S4 Develop comprehensive assessment reports that outline strengths and areas of needed support for learners
SEDS.1.S5 Utilize assistive technology in the assessment process as needed
SEDS.1.S6 Recommend accommodations and modifications based on assessment results
SEDS.1.S7 Review progress monitoring data to evaluate and revise individual goals, accommodations, and/or modifications as needed


ADVANCED Standard 2 – Curricular Content Knowledge

  None Proposed 
  None Proposed 


ADVANCED Standard 3: Programs, Services, and Outcomes

SEDS.3.K1 Assessment procedures that address the variability of individuals within each category of disability.
SEDS.3.K2 Over and underrepresentation of individuals with cultural and linguistic diversity referred for assessment
SEDS.3.S1 Synthesize information from multiple perspectives in developing a program assessment plan
SEDS.3.S2 Consider the learning characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities when recommending programs and services


ADVANCED Standard 4: Research and Inquiry

SEDS.4.K1 Best practices in research-based assessment
SEDS.4.K2 Resources and methods that address student learning, rates, and strategies
SEDS.4.S1 Evaluate assessment methods based upon recommended best practices


ADVANCED Standard 5: Leadership and Policy

SEDS.5.K1 Laws and policies related to assessing individuals with exceptional learning needs
SEDS.5.K2 Emerging issues and trends that influence assessment
SEDS.5.K3 Implication of multiple factors that influence the assessment process
SEDS.5.K4 Models, theories, and philosophies that form the basis of assessment
SEDS.5.K5 Issues in general and special education that affect placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs
SEDS.5.S1 Design and evaluate procedures for participation in school, system, and statewide assessments


ADVANCED Standard 6: Professional and Ethical Practice

SEDS.6.K1 Qualifications to administer and interpret test results
SEDS.6.K2 Professional organizations and resources relevant to the field of educational diagnosticians
SEDS.6.K3 Ethical considerations relative to assessment
SEDS.6.S1 Maintain individual privacy and confidentiality
SEDS.6.S2 Keep current through professional development activities
SEDS.6.S3 Cite all sources of reported information
SEDS.6.S4 Inform individuals of the purpose of evaluation and timelines for completion
SEDS.6.S5 Provide assessment results in a clear, cohesive, and timely manner


ADVANCED Standard 7: Collaboration

  None proposed
SEDS.7.S1 Communicate with team members to determine assessment needs and to review assessment results
SEDS.7.S2 Assist teachers with interpreting data, including large-scale and individual assessments


Last Updated:  13 September, 2021

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