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ERIC Number: EJ896594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
A Linked System Approach to Early Childhood Special Education Eligibility Assessment
Macy, Marisa; Hoyt-Gonzales, Kristie
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n3 p40-44 Jan-Feb 2007
"Data collected from eligibility assessments need to be useful and connected across all areas of service delivery." The content and flow of information have enormous implications for practice. Professionals are challenged because they lack functional information needed to create useful goals and objectives, implement effective interventions, and evaluate program effectiveness. The information derived from the eligibility assessment process should inform programmatic components of a service delivery system; and, therefore, the flow of data should be seamless. A curriculum-based assessment (CBA) approach offers a solution. This article presents a definition of a CBA approach, an explanation of a linked service delivery system and describes the role of using a CBA for eligibility determination nested in a linked service delivery system. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act