Screening, Assessment, Evaluation, and Observation

These are tools for learning about a child. They provide information about each child's interests, strengths, and needs. Screening gives a picture of whether the child's development is on track. Assessment is an ongoing process which provides information about development over time. Observation, watching a child in order to learn about her, is a part of assessment. When there is a concern about a child's development, early intervention providers do an evaluation.

Children with Disabilities

Watch this 15-Minutes In Service Suite video, which describes how to use ongoing assessment data when teaching children with disabilities.

Administrative Support

This in-service suite describes ways in which administrators can support teaching staff in conducting ongoing assessment of child progress.

Using Checklists

This in-service suite shows simple ways teachers can develop and use checklists to collect data on child progress.

Using Data to Inform Teaching

Watch this 15-Minutes In Service Suite video and learn how to use assessment data to inform and adjust your teaching practice.

Collecting and Using Video

There are many ways teachers can use video in a classroom. Explore this in-service suite to learn how to use it to collect information to document child progress.