Developing a Tool to Examine Teachers' Use of Ongoing Child Assessment to Individualize Instruction (updated report)

Developing a Tool to Examine Teachers' Use of Ongoing Child Assessment to Individualize Instruction (updated report)

OPRE Report #2016-103
Published: Nov 30, 2016
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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Associated Project

Using Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood Education: Assessing Methods and Developing an Evidence-Based Model

Time frame: 2012-2016

Prepared for:

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

Authors

Barbara A. Wasik

Lauren Akers

Judith Carta

This report describes the iterative development of the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure. The EDIT assists researchers in understanding how teachers conduct ongoing assessments for individualizing instruction. The measure 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 instruction and future assessment. Researchers conducted a pretest of the measure with teachers in eighteen classrooms, which allowed for revisions of the data collection and administration procedures. This report provides an overview of the measure, describes the measurement development process, outlines the pretest activities, presents lessons learned from the pretest, and outlines future uses of the EDIT. The report is intended as a resource for researchers and future users of the EDIT measure.

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