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					     Maryland’s Early Childhood Intervention and
Special Education System of Services Birth through Five
   Assessment Think Tank Purpose

  Create a Comprehensive, Coordinated, High
Quality Assessment System to Support the Building
    of a Birth through Five System of Services
     Maryland's Assessment
      Think Tank Members
National
  •OSEP State Contact
  •TA specialists - NECTAC and MSRRC
  •Educational Consultants

State
  •Representatives from the Early Childhood Intervention & Education Branch (Part C & B), in the Division of Special
  Education/Early Intervention Services at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
  •Asst. State Superintendent and other representatives from the Division of Early Childhood Development, at the MSDE

Local
  •Local Directors/Coordinators of Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education programs
  •Local evaluation/assessment practitioners
        Assessment Think Tank Process

    Review commonly used, current, national, and State practices
    Identify critical components of an assessment system/tool through
     research and best practices
    Design assessment matrix to analyze tools
    Review selected assessment tools through
     publisher and user presentations
    Evaluate critical components for each tool
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         Maryland’s Assessment
          Think Tank Products
Define the ECIE Assessment System
Recommend “Assessment Tool Box”
 Define statewide evaluation/assessment process


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    Vision for Maryland’s Birth through
         Five Assessment System

    Maryland’s Early Childhood Intervention and Education (ECIE)
    Assessment System provides a reliable, valid, and coordinated approach
    to support families and build capacity for early care and education
    programs. This approach promotes positive developmental and
    educational outcomes through full access, participation, and supports in
    home and community life, for young children with disabilities and their
    families.

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             Purpose-Driven Assessment

    1. Determining child eligibility

    2. Decision-making for individual child and family results

    3. Meeting federal, state, and local accountability
       requirements
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    Recommended Assessment Tool Box
    Overview of the Assessment Analysis Matrix




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    Maryland’s Recommended
      Assessment Process

    •Options for eligibility

    •Options for child and family results

    •Requirements for measuring child outcomes

    •Assessment timelines



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Maryland’s Recommended Tool Box
         Eligibility (Birth to 3)
            Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI-2)
           Brigance Inventory of Early Development II
      Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC)
       Early Learning Accomplishments Profile (E-LAP)*
       Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (TPBA 2)*
                           As Appropriate
                    Targeted Specialized Assessments
                            Medical Reports
                       Informed Clinical Opinion
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          * Not as a sole tool for determining eligibility using the 25% delay criteria
Maryland’s Recommended Tool Box
Decision-Making for Individual Child and Family Results

                               Child Development
             Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System (AEPS)
                      Brigance Inventory of Early Development
                                Carolina Curriculum
                 Early Learning Accomplishments Profile (E-LAP)
                       *Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP)
                                 *The Ounce Scale
                             Teaching Strategies GOLD
       *Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment and Intervention (TPBA/I 2)
11                  * Includes robust family report component
Maryland’s Recommended Tool Box
Decision-Making for Individual Child and Family Results

               Child Development through Family Report
                   Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3)
                        Routines Based Interview (RBI)
               Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (TPBA-2)

         Family Assessment (Concerns, Priorities and Resources)
                   Family Interview Tool (locally developed)
                       Routines Based Interview (RBI)
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                            Required
Child Outcome/Accountability Measures
Children Birth to 3
    •Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) – Use at least one recommended assessment tool
    crosswalked to the COSF and all available sources of information
Children 3 to Kindergarten Age
    •Work Sampling System (WSS) and the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) for all
    children with extended IFSPs.
    •Work Sampling System (WSS) and the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) for all
    children with IEPs.
Kindergarten Age
    •Work Sampling System (WSS)
                      NEXT STEPS -Timeline

 September 2010               January 1, 2011   February 1, 2011       Winter/Spring 2011    July 1, 2011

Leadership                     Local jurisdiction                  Focused training    Statewide implementation
Conference                    decision-making                      on assessment       of Maryland’s ECIE
presentation                  on local assessment                  tools of choice     Evaluation/Assessment
                              tool box                                                 System practices

               Assessment Tool Box              WSS required for all
               Statewide Open House             children receiving
               October 26, 2010                 services through an
                                                Extended IFSP

				
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