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ERIC Number: ED361989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment for Programming in Early Childhood Special Education. Futures File #2.
Gamel-McCormick, Michael
This summary of assessment information for programming in early childhood special education discusses principles of assessment, specific assessment procedures, and assessment instruments. An overview section on assessment provides definitions of "assessment" and "evaluation" and discusses the importance of assessment for programming (rather than eligibility). Principles of appropriate assessment (e.g., use of multiple methods and multiple measures) are outlined and an assessment portfolio is recommended for recording assessment information. The importance of teamwork in linking assessment information and programming strategies is stressed. The next section provides a definition and principles for both conducting an ecological assessment and using ecological assessment information. "Top Down" assessment procedures which begin by identifying goals (rather than student weaknesses) are described next with consideration of the uniqueness of the "top down" approach and eight steps for implementing this approach to assessment. Eleven instruments are compared in a table which shows for each instrument domains evaluated, age range, theoretical base, important features, and publisher/price. (Contains approximately 35 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A