ERIC Number: ED452638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Research and Development of Individual Growth and Development Indicators for Children between Birth to Age Eight. Technical Report #4.
McConnell, Scott; McEvoy, Mary; Carta, Judith J.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Kaminski, Ruth; Good, Roland H., III; Shinn, Mark
This document provides an overview of the rationale for, and characteristics of, individual growth and development indicators (IGDIs) for children birth to age 8 and their families. Development of such indicators is part of a 5-year project by the Early Childhood Research Institute Measuring Growth and Development to conduct research on, develop, and disseminate a comprehensive program performance measurement system for early intervention, preschool, and primary-grade programs serving children with disabilities and their families. The IGDIs are intended to describe children's growth and development over time, and thus to indicate when this progress is on-track toward some desired outcome, or when different or more intensive intervention is needed. This paper looks at the purpose and conceptual foundation for IGDI assessment, describes essential and desirable features of these measures, offers examples of possible IGDIs, and reports findings from the initial research on these measures. (Contains 42 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Individual Development, Preschool Children, Primary Education, Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Young Children
Early Childhood Research Institute on Measuring Growth and Development, University of Minnesota, 202 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-8020; Fax: 612-625-2093; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Early Childhood Research Inst. on Measuring Growth and Development.
Note: With assistance from James Ysseldyke and Paula Goldberg. For related technical reports, see EC 308 392-394 and EC 396-398.