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Assessment

two children with books sitting next to teacherAssessment is the ongoing process of gathering information to monitor progress and make decisions. Assessment information can be used for screening, determining eligibility for specialized services, individualized planning, and measuring child outcomes. Learn more about recommended practices related to assessment from the Division for Early Childhood.

Resources for each topic area are organized based on their level of impact for learning. The resources provided are only a sampling of the resources available on these practices.

Knowledge Awareness Level

Resources that fall into this category provide basic information and do not include activities that draw participants in to respond or reflect. They include archived webinar recordings and checklists.

Developmental Screenings and Assessment Instruments with an Emphasis on Social and Emotional Development for Young Children Ages Birth through Five [PDF, 1MB]
Find a list of screening and assessment instruments that focus on multiple developmental domains, including the social and emotional development domain. Each instrument offers a description of the measure, age range, time to administer, scoring procedure, psychometric properties, and requirements for administrators.

Effective Instruction: Ongoing Assessment
This Disabilities Dialogue webinar offers tips and tools that disabilities coordinators, staff, and others in the early childhood community can use when working with children with disabilities. Listen as guest experts share resources to support children with disabilities and their families.

Follow-up Checklist: When a Child Is Identified with a Permanent Hearing Loss
This checklist can be used by program staff, teachers, and parents to help support an infant or toddler who has been identified with permanent hearing loss. It addresses the areas of medical and audiological practices, early intervention, and family support follow-up.

Developmental Screening: Child Development—Learn the Signs. Act Early.
Screening for potential developmental delays in children allows for early treatment and supportive services. On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, Head Start educators and families will find a number of resources on developmental screening tools.

Knowledge Acquisition Level

The resources below provide useful information and activities that draw participants in to respond or reflect.

Children with Disabilities
This audio presentation provides an overview on the importance of using ongoing child assessment information to provide teaching and learning opportunities for children with disabilities.

Break It Down: Turning Goals into Everyday Teaching Opportunities
Watch a short video that shows how to break down children’s learning goals into smaller parts to make teaching and learning easier and more manageable. Links to supporting materials are provided, including tips, tools, and resources for teachers, supervisors, and trainers.

Early Childhood Hearing Screening and Follow-Up
Explore information and resources on hearing screenings for children from birth through age 5, including short videos and ideas on how to use screening results to promote school readiness.

Inclusion Planning Checklist: Center-Based Early Care and Education Programs
Use this checklist as a tool for providing center-based services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. The suggestions may be useful for creating responsive and inclusive environments. This checklist contains four sections: 1. Build Relationships; 2. Gather and Share Information and Resources; 3. Develop and Implement Plans; and 4. Review and Evaluate Services.

Mastery Level

Review resources coaches, faculty, and professional development providers can use to teach content and support others in developing related knowledge and skills.

Break It Down: Turning Goals into Everyday Teaching Opportunities
Watch a short video that shows how to break down children’s learning goals into smaller parts to make teaching and learning easier and more manageable. Links to supporting materials are provided, including tips, tools, and resources for teachers, supervisors, and trainers.

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Last Updated: February 12, 2018