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Introduction to Pre-assessment and Assessment

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Sarah Dinan

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Transcript of Introduction to Pre-assessment and Assessment

Introduction to Pre-assessment and Assessment
By Sarah Dinan
Ecological assessment
Point 6
Designing an

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ecological assessment
Difficulties with
traditional assessments
Traditional assessment model
General Education Classroom Instruction
Student Not Progressing As Expected

Student Referred to Multidisciplinary Team

Team Completes assessment
Team meeting determines Student
found eligible for services
Lack of Pre-referral testing
Lack of integrity of Pre-referrals intervention
Bias in referral process
Bias in assessment process
Lack of consistency in eligibility decisions

Contemporary Assessment Model
I gathered most of my information from this power point I found online

General Classroom instruction with frequent measurements and statewide assessments

Student not making progress
General Education Teacher Assesses Skill/Task using frequent measurements, probes, error analysis of student products and performances
Intervention implemented by classroom teacher
Intervention not successful
General Education Teacher Meets with Problem-Solving Team. The team Members Analyze Data and Generate Hypotheses. Teacher and Team Design Additional Interventions

Interventions Implemented and Monitored for Integrity
Teacher Takes Frequent Measurements and/or Observations

Intervention successful students continues in General Education classroom
Student continues to have difficulty with academic progress and/or behavior
Team Meets to Analyze Data Team Determines if Additional Assessment is Needed or Additional Interventions

Additional Interventions Implemented and Monitored for Integrity

Team designs assessment plan
Interventions Successful Student Remains in General Classroom

Student Receives
Comprehensive Evaluation

Team Meets to Determine Student’s Needs Student Receives Accommodations for Educational and/or Behavioral Needs Interventions Monitored for Success

Student Found Eligible for Special Education Support Receives Services in General Education Classroom or Special Education Setting Interventions Monitored for Success

A comprehensive process in which data is collected about how a child functions in different environments or settings

Information from an ecological assessment is often obtained through:
student records
and interviews
Type of information collected in a ecological assessment includes:
information about physical environment
patterns of behavior and activity
interaction between authority figure and child
interaction between children
Expectations of the child by parents, teachers, and peers
Completed ecological assessments can be used to complete a students individual education plan (IEP).
IEP- a document that is drawn upon by teachers, parents, specialists, and if possible students.

From the observations obtained in the ecological assessments a support team can decide on changes to be made and report them in the students IEP.
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