Use this learning module in professional development settings. Learn more about ongoing child assessments, and find out how to gather data and share it with families.
Explore this tip sheet to learn what building a data story is all about. Data stories can bring numbers and figures to life. They can convey important information to different audiences in a way that promotes listening, understanding, discussion, and decision-making. Find guidance on how to identify your audience and what information they need. Learn how to effectively tell the story of your data in a way that is appealing and easily accessible to your audience.
In this tip sheet, learn about how to develop a data narrative. It is a summary of a set of data that draws conclusions and makes comparisons to explain the meaning of data in detail. Data narratives are helpful when the goal is to clearly and accurately present data that may otherwise be confusing. This tip sheet includes example data and associated narrative. It also provides tips for deciding what to include in your narrative and links to helpful resources.
Explore these resources that provide information on using observation as part or your ongoing assessment of infants and toddlers.
These tip sheets offer common uses of education data in Head Start and Early Head Start. Learn ways to use and share data to tell a program’s story.
Use this vignette to reflect on and meet the standards around child screening and assessment for individualization.
Listen to this audio conference, where faculty share strategies for making observation practical and meaningful to Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start staff’s work.
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.
Read this guide that includes a worksheet designed for Early Head Start and Head Start teams. It helps ensure that their screening process provides the best possible results for all children, including dual language learners (DLLs).
Watch this 15-Minutes In Service Suite video, which describes how to use ongoing assessment data when teaching children with disabilities.