Child Assessment

The Role of Related Service Providers in Child Outcomes Measurement Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Barbara Hanft, Patrice Linehan, Toby Long, Sandra Schefkind, and Sharon Willig

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

For the national meeting in June 2009 on "Measuring Child and Family Outcomes," the IDEA Partnership assembled a panel of representatives from DEC, ASHA, AOTA, and APTA to consider the role of the related services provider in measuring child outcomes for federal reporting. In this encore presentation, representatives from ASHA, AOTA, and APTA discussed issues that contribute to the challenge of therapist participation in child outcomes measurement. Issues included 1) the assessment of young children, 2) the role of OTs, PTs, and SLPs as part of a team, and 3) the role of OTs, PTs, and SLPs in early intervention and early childhood special education settings. Panelists described resources available from their professional organizations that address these issues.

Creative Curriculum (cc.net): Update on Use of On-Line Reporting for OSEP

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Taylor Bruckner, ECO at SRI

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This session provided an update on Teaching Strategies data conversion process for cc.net that was modified to address the higher than expected percentages of children identified as typically developing based on the online generated APR/SPP Indicator C3 and B7 OSEP reports. The anticipated changes based on modified benchmarks and its implications for reporting child outcomes and meeting targets were discussed. Also a brief update on the online reporting process being developed for Teaching Strategies GOLD and implications for OSEP reporting on child outcomes as programs transition from cc.net to GOLD.

Perspectives on Early Childhood Learning Standards and Assessments

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Snow, C.E. & Van Hemel, S.B. Eds; National Research Council

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Book chapter on early learning standards and assessment in early childhood.

Using Digital Video to Enhance Quality Practices and Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Larry Edelman

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Video is a powerful tool for documenting and reflecting on young children'€™s learning and development. This session explored how digital video is being used to increase the effectiveness of many activities in early intervention, preschool special education, and early care and education, including: observation, documentation, assessment, family education/support, self-reflection, reflective supervision, coaching, consultation, professional development, technical assistance, and research.

Using Digital Video to Enhance Authentic Assessment Practices and Improve Results for Young Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Larry Edelman, Patty Salcedo, and Nan Vendegna 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. This session shared lessons learned by two statewide efforts that support early care and education providers' use of digital video to enhance authentic assessment practices and improve results for young children. The Results Matter Video Project, a part of the Colorado Department of Education's Office of Early Learning and the Desired Results access Project Video Initiative, funded by the California Department of Education's Special Education Division, described their respective projects and showed clips that illustrate how video is being used in the two states.

Toward a Unified Vision of Assessment for Young Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This presentation was given at the US Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services Listening and Learning about Early Learning Tour. The session discussed issues related to assessment for young children with disabilities, including universal design and various purposes of assessment. Recommendations and specifications for quality early childhood assessment tools are presented.

The Role of Related Service Providers in Child Outcomes Measurement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Toby Long, Sarah Mulligan, Sandra Schefkind, and Sharon Willig

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

The IDEA Partnership assembled a panel of representatives from DEC, ASHA, AOTA, and APTA to consider the role of the related services provider in measuring child outcomes for federal reporting. Each representative responded to scenarios which highlight the challenge of service provider participation in the assessment of children's functioning. Panelists discussed with participants how to ensure the optimal involvement of the related services provider in measuring the three outcome areas.

Strategies for Maintaining Data Quality Using Commercial Assessment Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Barb Jackson (Univ of NE Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute), Nick Ortiz (CO Dept of Education), and Jan Thelan (NE 619) 

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Many States use online assessment systems to collect, review, and analyze their child outcomes data. In this session, Nebraska and Colorado described methods of monitoring data quality through automatically generated reports and raw data available through the assessment systems. Both States reviewed how these strategies can be used at each level in the hierarchy (child, teacher, program, State), whether through random spot checks or more targeted, individualized checks.

State TA Systems Networking Meeting (Pre-Conference Session)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

NECTAC

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Provided an opportunity for participants to network and interact on technology applications and platforms for training and TA, evaluating impacts, mentoring and coaching strategies and child assessment and intervention. State "spotlights" and strategies were provided.

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