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Course SummaryRefer to this study guide to review details about teaching techniques, assessment methods and curriculum development for special needs students. A successful review of this material will fully prepare you to sit for the Washington Educator Skills Tests-Endorsement (WEST-E) Special Education exam.
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This study guide offers a comprehensive look at all of the topics you'll need to know for the WEST-E Special Education exam. You'll not only gain insight into the types and characteristics of disabilities, you'll study lessons focusing on special education classroom design, instructional strategies, assistive technology, collaborative practices and more. Each lesson can be viewed as many times as needed and video lessons allow you to jump to specific parts of the lesson to gain access to only the topics you need to concentrate on. Short lesson quizzes and chapter exams are great self-assessment tools you can use to gauge how much you've learned and which, if any, topics you need to further study. Use a brief online contact form to reach out to experts with any lesson-specific questions.
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This course was last updated in 2020.
Syllabus & Course Information
The content of this course aligns directly with the objectives covered in the WEST-E Special Education exam. You'll study facts about human development stages, intellectual and developmental disabilities, assessment strategies and special education teacher roles and responsibilities. Once you complete this guide, you should be able to:
- Understand developmental and intellectual disabilities and delays
- Explain the impact of medical conditions and disabilities
- List types and symptoms of infectious diseases
- Discuss how to assess special education students
- Use adaptive instruction methods and assistive technologies
- Apply evidence and research-based practices in the classroom
- Teach math, reading and social skills to special education students
- Instruct special education students in the development of communication and self-management skills
- Detail special education trends, ethics and history
- Collaborate with parents, administrators and other professionals as a SPED teacher
- Describe professional development practices for SPED teachers
This course is made up of 23 individual chapters broken down into 157 video and text lessons. Each lesson is available 24/7 from any device, making it simple to create a convenient and flexible study schedule.
WEST-E Special Education (070) Exam Information
In the state of Washington, licensed educators who wish to teach special education students must pass this endorsement test to obtain the necessary certification to fill this role.
- Number of Questions: 110 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Exam Cost: $155
WEST-E Special Education (070) Exam Breakdown
|WEST-E Special Education Concept||Percent of WEST-E Special Education Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Understanding Students with Disabilities||25%||27 questions||47|
|Assessment and Program Development||25%||27 questions||26|
|Promoting Development and Learning||25%||27 questions||61|
|Foundations and Professional Practice||25%||27 questions||23|
WEST-E Special Education (070) Exam Preparation & Registration
This extensive course provides details about every topic addressed on the WEST-E Special Education exam. You'll learn how humans develop cognitively, physically and socially and how this growth could be delayed or impeded; what specific disabilities special education teachers should be familiar with; what methods are most effective for assessing, teaching and supporting special education students; and which strategies are used in content-specific areas. Other details you'll review include intervention and collaborative strategies, student and parent rights, special education legislation and special education organizations.
Simply go to the WEST website and create an account to register for this or any WEST exam. Submit required registration information and payment of fees . Then, click on 'Schedule' to set up your test date, time and location and get your confirmation email with admission ticket sent directly to you.
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