Screening and assessment provide valuable information about each child's interests, strengths, and needs. Screening gives a snapshot of whether the child's development is on track. Assessment is an ongoing process that includes observation and provides information about development over time. Systematic, ongoing child assessment provides information on children's development and learning. It helps inform curriculum planning, teaching, and individualizing for each child across all Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains.
Implementation Guide: Using the ELOF to Inform Assessment
Support your program in reviewing how well an assessment instrument assesses children’s skills, behaviors, and knowledge in the ELOF domains.Learn More
Standards in Action: Assessment for Individualization
Read about how a fictional grantee meets the HSPPS on assessment for individualization. Program staff can use this vignette to reflect on and identify ways to put the standards into practice in their own program.Learn More
Ongoing Child Assessment to Support Learning
In this issue of the Disabilities Services Newsletter, learn how to use the assessment process to gather information for making decisions and informing interventions.Learn More
Last Updated: March 28, 2018