ERIC Number: ED245784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Gesell Screening Guide. The Best of BES--Basic Educational Skills Material.
The six sections of this guide offer information to teachers about the Gesell Screening and Developmental Placement Program for children entering kindergarten at Lincoln School, Toppenish, Washington. After a brief description of the Gesell program, Section I outlines aspects of planning the screening program, specifically discussing the coordinator and screening committee, data gathering, time line, roles, and responsibilities. Section II focuses on the screening process, a standardized approach to screening, and recordkeeping. Section III reports school district placement policies, providing discussion of school district policies and continuity between the Lincoln School and preschool staff. Also included are descriptions and copies of the Head Start Child Progress Report/Special Services Report and forms for irregular placement. Section IV describes parent involvement, specifically discussing parent information and awareness announcements, kindergarten orientations for parents and children, a Gesell screening information meeting for parents, ways to answer parents' questions, and guidelines for conducting parent conferences. Section V states goals of the prekindergarten classroom for those who score low on the screening test and describes the prekindergarten learning environment. Finally, section VI provides additional resources for teachers. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Toppenish School District, WA.