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.  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

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


Progress Monitoring

Opportunities for Observation and Data Collection

Florida Early Learning Standards

Resources for Early Learning – Ongoing Child Assessment to Promote 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-2NU)

BDI-2NU Domain Skills Crosswalk


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 – 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).
http://www.hmhco.com/hmh-assessments/early-childhood/bdi-2

Best Practices for Assessment
Overview of Developmental Domains (subdomains on BDI-2NU)          BDI-2NU Domain Skills Crosswalk
 Child Outcomes Measurement                                                                                 Child Outcomes Measurement Resources