Take your Advocacy Skills to the next level with just 12 One Day Classes.

The National Special Education Advocacy Institute, NSEAI, has been offering  BCEA™ trainings since 2008. They offered the first and the only national Board Certified Education Advocate program. This nationally recognized program is available for the benefit of parents & leaders in the education advocacy field, such as yourself.



CLASS  TITLE:            400 – Evaluations 1- Academic and Cognitive  

DURATION:        19.45 hours

Lecture 8.45 hours in 30 videos with out of class assignments of 11.00 hours 
Academic institutions may accept 1.94 quarter credit hours or a no-credit / non-certification grade per course.

This is the fourth of 12 classes in a National Special Education Advocacy Training NSEAT™ program. It may stand-alone or be combined with the full 12-class program as the education prerequisite to the NSEAI Board Certified Education Advocate™ application. This class was developed as a collegiate level course.

This class provides a broad introduction to academic and cognitive evaluations. What evaluations evaluate, types of evaluations, areas to evaluate, interpreting test scores and commonly used assessments will be reviewed. The role of the board certified Special Education Advocate in the educational evaluation process is discussed.  How to facilitate a student getting an evaluation, consent to evaluations and assessment requirements are outlined. Questions to ask about tests and their appropriateness are discussed and common Educational Review, Re-evaluation and IEE - Independent Educational Evaluation issues are discussed.  Types of assessments, what evaluations are used for and the only 4 reasons you can disagree with an evaluation will be discussed.  

This class is designed to expand parental and professional education advocacy skills with a broad knowledge base related to academic and cognitive evaluations.  This class provides information to students with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, educators, lawyers, paralegals, state and federal agencies and related service providers on cognitive and educational evaluations and their use.

Role of Special Education Advocate related to evaluations
Types of evaluations
Questions to ask about tests
ER and RR Issues
What do evaluations  evaluate?
What evaluations are used for
IEE  Independent Educational Evaluations
Common Issues with evaluations
Reason for disagreeing with an evaluation
Consent to evaluation - PTE
Areas of evaluation
Assessments requirements
Interpreting test scores
Progress monitoring
Sample letter requesting an evaluation                
Test overview
Achievement / Skills
Executive functioning

After completing the program, participants will:
•    Understand the role of Special Education Advocate related to evaluations
•    Types of evaluations and key components
•    What are IEE  Independent Educational Evaluations
•    Identify issues related to interpreting test scores
•    Define Executive Functioning 



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