ERIC Number: ED452639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Research and Development of Exploring Solutions Assessments for Children between Birth and Age Eight. Technical Report #5.
McConnell, Scott; McEvoy, Mary; Carta, Judith J.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Kaminski, Ruth; Good, Roland H., III; Shinn, Mark
This report describes research and development activities concerned with developing a set of tools for planning interventions for individual children, birth to age 8. It is part of a 5-year project to develop a comprehensive system of assessment within a decision-making framework for programs serving children with and without disabilities, birth to age 8. The set of tools, Exploring Solutions Assessment, is described including program features, activity/curriculum-based, and ecobehavioral assessments. Compared to measures of child progress, these measures of potential solutions focus on a child's strengths and weaknesses in the curriculum to identify skills mastered and skills to be taught, child/caregiver behaviors most likely to enable the learning of these skills, and elements of the child's learning environment most responsible for teaching these skills and supporting their generalization. Appendices include a list of program features, a teacher survey, activity-based assessment scripts, and ecobehavioral assessment instrument taxonomies. (Contains 102 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Diagnostic Teaching, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Instruction, Problem Solving, Research and Development, 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 308 392-395 and EC 308 397-398.