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Technical Assistance Bulletin: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The April 2018 Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB), Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, is now available from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

Webinars – Keep it Real: Make Way for (more) Authentic Assessment (PLO 2017 Resource)

Dr. Naomi Younggren presents on authentic assessment as means of identifying and enhancing young children’s natural and inclusive learning opportunities. The importance of functionality is highlighted. Download script Intro Download script for part 1 Download script for part 2 Download script for part 3 Download script for part 4a Download script for part 4b Download […]

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From Roots to Results: Implementing a Birth to Kindergarten System of Services Webinar Series

This webinar series continues the discussions that kicked off during the October 2017 Early Childhood Professional Learning Opportunities (PLOs). Based on the imperatives outlined in the DSE/EIS Strategic Plan, early childhood professionals across the state are implementing strategies to shift how early intervention and preschool special education services are provided in their communities.

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Authentic Assessment, Child Outcomes, and the Connection Webinars

This three-part webinar series from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services is about authentic assessment and how it eases and improves the Child Outcomes Summary process in early intervention and preschool special education.

MD Child Outcomes Gateway

The MD COS Gateway is a one-stop online resource that provides birth to kindergarten professionals with background, rationale, training, and supports to implement the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) rating process with fidelity across jurisdictions and programs.

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32 Essential Life Skills That You’ll Never Be Required To Test, But Should

How often do you notice what has your attention? In particular, what has your attention when you are assessing children? For example, when you are completing a statewide assessment, or collecting day­ to­ day data, what has your attention? Is it whether or not children know their colors? Can count? Can rhyme? How about if […]

Measuring Up: Giving Feedback

  In part two of Measuring Up, Dr. Kristi Pretti-Frontczak discusses how adults give feedback to children and the impact it has on student assessment. Be sure to check back next week for part three which discusses effective tools for child led assessment. Dr. Pretti-Frontczak helps inspire educators re-invent early care and education from the inside out. […]