In family-friendly terms, describe how you would explain the difference between a norm-referenced versus criterion-referenced test. Be sure to give specific examples in clear terms that families will be able to understand. Next, describe why both standardized and non-standardized, informal assessment can be used in early childhood assessment. Do you recommend using both types of assessment? Why or why not?
Last, visit the website resource and discuss how Response to Intervention (RTI) can be used in early childhood. Give an example of how you can explain the use of RTI to a family unfamiliar with this approach to assessment and learning.
In “Web Resources,” visit one state’s website to explore “About Response to Intervention.”
Explore the websites by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center on Screening, Evaluation and Assessment
NECTAC. (2012). Screening, Evaluation and Assessment. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nectac.org/topics/earlyid/screeneval.asp
US Department of Health and Human Services. (2011, June). Understanding and Choosing Assessments and Developmental Screeners for Young Children Age 3-5: Profiles of Selected Measures. Retrieved fromhttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/screeners_final.pdf
US Department of Health and Human Services. (2008). Early Childhood Assessment. Why, What and How. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/-early-childhood-assessment-why-what-and-how-prepublication-final-report
CDC. (2012). Developmental Monitoring and Screening. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/NCBDDD/childdevelopment/screening.html