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ERIC Number: EJ793266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Development of an Integrated Computer-Based Assessment System for Early Childhood Programs
Bennett, Deborah E.; Arvidson, Helen H.; Giorgetti, Karen
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v29 n2 p1-15 2004
This article describes the development of a computer-based assessment system for children in early childhood programs, The Indiana Assessment System of Educational Proficiencies: Early Childhood (IASEP: EC). Skills in five developmental domains (i.e., cognitive, communication, social, sensory motor, and self-help) were selected and content validated using a representative stakeholder and expert panel process. Resulting indicators were included in assessment software and piloted with 40 teachers and 128 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years. Analysis of core ratings yielded four separate factors: language development, social development, sensory motor development, and self-help skills. The rotated factor structure was largely consistent with the initial domain structure. Correlations between IASEP: EC domain ratings and the Speed DIAL and Picture Naming Task suggest a strong positive relationship between the developmental constructs measured by each. Initial results would lend support for the reliability and validity of the IASEP: EC rating system. Implications for using teacher ratings with portfolio evidence as a means of providing comprehensive documentation of child growth are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana