To make appropriate decisions about outcomes, goals, services, and service delivery, early childhood providers must complete thorough and functional authentic and formative assessment.  This “information gathering” provides a foundation for effective IFSP/IEP development and implementation as well as being essential for completing the child outcomes measurement process with fidelity.

This three-part professional learning webinar series, developed by international early childhood special education expert Dr. Naomi Younggren, delves into the essential knowledge providers need for both authentic assessment and the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process. The final webinar explores how authentic assessment informs the COS process by supporting teams to achieve quality COS ratings.

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3

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