ERIC Number: ED347748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-14
Best Practice in Preschool Screening.
Rosenkoetter, Sharon E.; Wanska, Susan K.
This brief guide outlines best practices in preschool screening for the presence of possible disabilities. It covers: a definition of screening, its history, the rationale for screening, requirements for effective screening measures (reliability, validity, fairness, utility), models for preschool screening, evaluation of screening procedures, and some things that screening isn't (e.g., the basis for decisions about eligibility or placement). The bulk of the document consists of the following attachments: (1) a classification analysis to determine a procedure's validity for individual decision-making; (2) characteristics of young children which influence screening outcomes; (3) guidelines for best practice in preschool screening; (4) a summary of selected screening instruments; (5) 1991 recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education from "Preparing Young Children for Success: Guideposts for Achieving Our First National Goal--An America 2000 Education Strategy"; (6) a summary of a longitudinal study of prekindergarten transition screening involving teacher report and traditional testing; and (7) a teacher checklist. (47 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (70th, Baltimore, MD, April 13-17, 1992).