ERIC Number: ED370255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment: DEC Recommended Practices.
Neisworth, John T.
This paper lists practices recommended by the Division for Early Childhood for assessment in early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) programs for infants and young children with special needs and their families. Introductory text examines the role of assessment, materials and procedures used, and assessment principles, including: assessment must clearly identify developmental or behavioral objectives for change; assessment should help to select and guide treatment activities; assessment should contribute to evaluating intervention or program efficacy; assessment should identify goals and objectives that are judged as worthwhile and important; assessment materials and methods themselves should be judged as acceptable; assessment decisions must be based on a wide base of information; assessment batteries should contain several types of scales and include observation and interviews; assessment should include data and reports from parents and other significant individuals; and assessment must be done on multiple occasions. Twenty-four recommended practices are then presented, in the categories of preassessment activities; procedures for determining eligibility, program placement, program planning, and monitoring; and assessment reports. (Contains 10 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council for Exceptional Children; Quality Indicators
Note: In: DEC Recommended Practices: Indicators of Quality in Programs for Infants and Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, see EC 301 933.