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Tuesday, June 5 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Building a Viable and Sustainable Training Program for Qualified Assessment Specialists Known as Educational Diagnosticians

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Educator accreditation for graduate programs is a seal that assures quality in educator preparation. Accreditation provides a framework that has helped the University of New Mexico's (UNM) Educational Diagnostic Preparation Program (EDAG) to facilitate effective forms of assessment that lead to meaningful interventions and ongoing self-assessment, evidence-based analysis, and continuous improvement of an efficacious program.

In New Mexico, educational diagnosticians are responsible for assessing students with disabilities determining eligibility for special education services. The purpose of this presentation is to share findings of the first three years of a ten-year longitudinal research study, "Preparing Educational Diagnosticians for Practice: Building a Viable and Sustainable Program. This study tracks assessment skills and development of UNM/EDAG graduates as they transition into successful employment, which in turn provides a model that can demonstrate valuable directions of growth and improvement for program-level learning outcomes for educator preparation programs. The key to engagement of participants will be the learning that evolves during poster session interactions with the intended audience: those involved in other educator preparation programs in higher education. The poster will graphically depict findings from the study and handouts will include the researcher-designed rubrics, checklists, and worksheets used to collect data.

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Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom A&B

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