Texas Administrative Code-Title 19 part 7 Chapter 239 Subchapter C Rule § 239.83-Standards for the Educational Diagnostician Certificate:
Texas Examinations of Educator Standards TExES: Filed 153
Domain I—Students with Disabilities
The educational diagnostician understands and applies knowledge of federal and state disability criteria and identification procedures for determining the presence of an educational need.
The beginning educational diagnostician:
Knows how to access information on the cognitive, academic, communicative, physical, social, and emotional characteristics of individuals with various disabilities.
Knows how to use various types of assessment and evaluation procedures to identify students with disabilities and determine the presence of an educational need.
Knows how to gather and use background information regarding the educational/developmental (e.g., behavioral, social, academic), medical, and family history of individuals with disabilities.
The educational diagnostician understands and applies knowledge of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity for evaluation, planning, and instruction.
Uses strategies and procedures that are responsive to the diverse backgrounds and particular disabilities of individuals in relation to evaluation, programming, and placement and that ensure nonbiased results.
Domain II—Assessment and Evaluation
The educational diagnostician understands and applies knowledge of student assessment and evaluation, program planning and instructional decision making.
Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics and needs of individual students in relation to assessment and evaluation for their least restrictive placement within a continuum of services.
Uses assessment and evaluation information to assist in identifying realistic expectations for educationally relevant behavior (e.g., vocational, functional, academic, social) in various settings.
Interprets and uses assessment and evaluation information to plan individualized programs, make instructional decisions, and support ongoing review.
The educational diagnostician selects and administers appropriate formal and informal assessments and evaluations.
Applies knowledge of basic terminology and statistical concepts (e.g., standard error of measurement, mean, standard deviation) used in assessment and evaluation.
Demonstrates knowledge of standards for test norming, reliability, and validity; procedures used in standardizing instruments; and sources of measurement error.
Demonstrates knowledge of how to select and use assessment and evaluation materials based on technical quality and individual student needs (e.g., communication, physical and other disabilities)
Assessments that will be covered:
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-4
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Third Edition (WPPSI)
Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Battery-3
Other assessments will be conducted as well
1. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-4
2. Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Battery-3
3. Video-Tape/Self-reflection (one assessment of your choice, at least 5 subtests)
4. Midterm (text Ch. 1-5) and Final (text Ch. 6-8, and 19: This will be over the text, other readings, and video lectures.
*Reports will vary-instructions for each will be provided.
10 Cognitive Assessments (Admin., Scored, Report*) 40 pts each 400Points
Midterm (Ch. 1-5 and other readings, lectures) 100 Points
Final (Ch. 6-8, 19 readings, lectures) 100Points
XBA Training Activities (4) 100 Points
Total 800 Points
no late work accepted