Developing a Tool to Examine Teachers' Use of Ongoing Child Assessment to Individualize Instruction

Developing a Tool to Examine Teachers' Use of Ongoing Child Assessment to Individualize Instruction

Published: Sep 30, 2015
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
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Using Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood Education: Assessing Methods and Developing an Evidence-Based Model

Time frame: 2012-2016

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

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In 2012, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) engaged Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to conduct the iterative development of the EDIT measure. The EDIT is designed to help researchers understand how teachers conduct ongoing assessments for individualization and use those assessments to guide instruction. The EDIT focuses on the processes the teacher uses for (1) planning what information to collect and how to do so, (2) collecting valid data, (3) organizing and interpreting the data, and (4) using the data collected to inform both overall and individualized instruction. The EDIT uses a multimethod approach in gathering evidence with checklists, ratings, and rubrics that describe how the teacher collects and uses ongoing assessments.

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