Evaluation & Assessment

TATS supports teachers and other staff with understanding and using a variety of resources to monitor and track children’s progress.

Assessment of Young English Language Learners – NAEYC

The Assessment Database
From the National Institute for Early Education Research. A reference resource for information about assessments and data gathering in early childhood education.

 Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence (TRACE)
Identification and promotion of the use of evidence-based practices and models for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination for infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays or disabilities.

Research Synthesis on Screening and Assessing Social-Emotional Competence                     The document provides research findings from Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, University of Illinois, and Arizona State University. Topics include the following: Definition of Social Competence, Challenges of Screening and Assessing Social Competence, Involving Families, and Uses of Screening Results.                                         Research Synthesis – Screening and Assessment of Social Emotional Competence

Ongoing Child Assessment to Support Learning – Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter, October 2017


Progress Monitoring

Examples and hints for Data Collection

Florida Early Learning Standards

Ongoing Child Assessment to Support Learning

Developmental Milestones

The following links include professional research-based and/or evidence-based information about developmental milestones and sequence of skill development:

Harvard Center for the Developing Child – 8 Things to Remember about Child Development

Child Development Institute – Child Development Sequence

An important aspect included in assessment and evaluation is communication with families. This link is to the TATS page for Family Involvement and contains links and information from sites and resources that provide  research- and/or evidence-based information  about child development.

Child Development page from Family Involvement section on TATS home page

Overview of Developmental Domains (subdomains on BDI-2)


Sharing Information with Families

Links to resources for families.

Information about the best practices for sharing information with families.

Best Practices for Involving Families in Assessment Process

Using the Battelle Developmental Inventory – 2nd Edition

Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2)
Assessment instrument used in Florida to collect data on children in both the Early Steps Program Part C, and the prekindergarten Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Section 619 programs. The data is to report on the progress of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities in the State Performance Plan (SPP).

Overview of BDI-2

Review of best practices for Administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Best Practices – Preparations: Before You Begin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Best Practices: Maintaining Standardization                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Best Practices: Checking for Fidelity (checklist)

Accommodations to Consider when using the Battelle Developmental Inventory – 2

Best Practices: Involving Families

Explanation of (BDI-2) Assessment Results

Child Outcomes Measurement

Child Outcomes Resources