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Owen R White
EDSPE 510
Seattle Campus

Behavioral Measurement and Management in the Classroom

Response measurement in the classroom; use of data analysis for instructional decisions and behavior management for children with disabilities. Offered: A.

Class description

Systems for monitoring learner progress on a daily basis and making performance-based decisions about what to teach, how to teach, and if, when and how to change instruction to facilitate learning. The fundamental principles of Precision Teaching and Standard Celeration Charting form the basis for this course.

Student learning goals

The use of frequency data and the the Standard Celeration Chart.

Developing inventories of learner skills; deciding where to being instruction in a curriculum.

Establishing instructional goals and performance aims for instruction and skill application.

Deciding when an instructional program should be adjusted.

Deciding how an instructional program should be adjusted.

Deciding how the application of a skill can be encouraged beyond instruction.

General method of instruction

Lecture, discussion, weekly/quarterly skill practice assignments, weekly/quarterly skill assessments, class project for the application of acquired skills.

Recommended preparation

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly "write fact" probes over assigned material; special skill application probes to be completed before the end of the term; final "say fact" probe to assess fluency in recall of terminology & subject-related material; class project to demonstrate the ability to apply acquired skills in a program designed to each someone a skill. All assignments and assessments except write facts may be repeated until the student is satisfied with their grade.

Grading on a scale of 2.0 to 4.0 based on degree to which student meets or exceeds established performance standards. Starting during the 3rd or 4th week of the quarter, students will receive weekly summaries of their work/grades-to-date, and a projection of their final grade based on their performance-to-date. Students earning less than a 2.0 will be given an incomplete for the course.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Owen R White
Date: 12/22/2009