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ERIC Number: EJ788727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Using Portfolio Assessment to Document Developmental Progress of Infants and Toddlers
Jarrett, Marian H.; Browne, Barbara C.; Wallin, Christine M.
Young Exceptional Children, v10 n1 p22-32 2006
Once children have entered into the early intervention system, ongoing developmentally appropriate assessment is crucial. A critical component is monitoring child progress in relation to education and intervention goals or outcomes. For infants and toddlers, whose performance often cannot be documented using traditional assessment and progress-monitoring methods, portfolio assessment can provide a way to document progress and plan intervention in concert with family members and other professionals following the development of the individualized family service plan (IFSP). This article provides practitioners with a tool to assist with monitoring and documenting infant and toddler progress toward IFSP outcomes. It addresses the importance of portfolio assessment, and describes the infant/toddler portfolio process that can be adapted for early care and education settings and for older children with significant disabilities in which documentation of incremental changes in functional skills is essential to successfully monitor child progress. (Contains 4 tables.)
Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children. 27 Fort Missoula Road Suite 2, Missoula, MT 59804. Tel: 406-543-0872; Fax: 406-543-0887; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A