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. http://nieer.org/assessment/
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. http://www.puckett.org/tracecenter.php
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
The following links include professional research-based and/or evidence-based information about developmental milestones and sequence of skill development:
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.
Sharing Information with Families
Links to resources for families.
- TATS Talks 1 – About Disabilities, IDEA, Services for Children
- TATS Talks 2 – About continuum of services and options for Pre-K
- TATS Talks 3 – About IEP – Parents’ rights and roles
- TATS Talks 4 – Transition from Early Steps to School System
- TATS Talks About Transition to Kindergarten – About IEP’s and Services
- TATS Talks About Transition to Kindergarten – Part 2 – About Skills, Options, Parent Involvement
Information about the best practices for sharing information with families.
Using the Battelle Developmental Inventory – 2nd Edition – Normative Update (BDI-2NU)
Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition – Normative Update (BDI-2NU)
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).
Best Practices for Assessment
- Overview of Battelle Developmental Inventory- 2 – Normative Update
- Preparations: Before You Begin
- Maintaining Standardization
- Assessing Children with Unique Needs and Disabilities
- Involving Families in the Assessment Process
- Checking for Fidelity (checklist)
- Explanation of Assessment (results) Terminology
- Accommodations for Assessments