Presentation on theme: "Early Screening Inventory-Revised Procedures"— Presentation transcript:
1Early Screening Inventory-Revised Procedures Welcome to ESI-REarly Screening Inventory-RevisedProcedures
2ESI-R Early Screening Inventory- Revised This screening tool has been adopted by the WMISD Early Childhood Leadership Team to meet the requirements of the GSRP and Head Start Legislation for a common screening tool.It is to be used by all preschools in the WMISD area.Local Superintendents, NEMCSA and NMCAA have approved this tool.
3Developmental Screening Developmental Screening is intended to identify those children who have a high probability of exhibiting delayed or abnormal development.Preschool screening is intended to identify children who are at high risk for school failure.Screening is done at a particular point in time.
4Misuses and Abuses of Screening School entrance and readiness testDiagnosisIQ testsLabeling childrenInsensitivity to bilingualism and cultural differencesIsolations from follow-up evaluation and intervention
5Early Screening Inventory Valid and ReliableESI is valid and was standardized with 6,000 children. It is a norm-referenced screenerESI’s reliability was based on giving this screener to the same group of children by 3 different testers.
6Screening vs. Assessment ESI – R is a screening toolScreening tools are used to identify children that may need further assessment to determine if they are at risk for school failure.It is NOT used to determine a disability; more in-depth assessment tools would be used for that purpose.It is NOT a progress monitoring tool; the Gold and other tools will be used to measure progress over time.
7Ordering Information Protocols can be ordered from Pearson, Inc. ESI-R Preschool (ages 3:0-4:5)ESI –R Kindergarten (ages 4:6-5:11)Parent Questionnaire (optional)Need to have both protocols available since children may enter preschool already over 4:5Please be sure to have a manual to which to refer as you prepare to screen your students.
8ApplicationsESI-R is designed to identify children who may need further evaluation to determine if they have a condition that may place them at risk for school failure. It should be used only to identify the possibility of a learning or handicapping condition that might affect a child’s overall potential for success in school.
9Applications, cont. ESI-R is a screening tool, not a readiness test Screening tools are meant to be predictive; they look at the ability or potential to acquire skillsThey look at skills children have actually acquired
10Applications, cont.High stakes decisions should not be made as the result of screeningReadiness test focus on the skills
11Determining a Child’s Current Age Enter date of screeningEnter Date of Birthuse the online chronological age calculator from Pearson atTips for manual computingBorrow for days-Reduce the month column by 1Add 30 to the days columnBorrow for monthReduce the year by 1Add 12 to the months
12Rounding a Child’s AgeIf the number of days in the current age is 16 days or up, round the month up to the next higher monthIf the rounded age is between 3:0-4:5 use the ESI- R PreschoolIf the rounded age is between 4:6 -5:11 use the ESI-R Kindergarten
13After Completing the ESI-R After completing the ESI-R for each student, the results are to be sent in a class composite chart to the WMISD Early Childhood Special Education Office at:(Fax)( )To the results in the excel spreadsheet, please save the file as your class and the year. Then open a new and attach the excel spreadsheet of your ESI-R class composite scores.Be sure to save a copy for yourself.
14Using ESI-R Class Composite Look at the dataIf there is a group of students who need to acquire a certain skill:Develop large group activities to increase their skill and competence in that area.Develop small group activities targeted to the area where they show a specific need.Assess them with “digging deeper” assessment tools like MLPP, PALS, PPVT, etc.Use the WMISD Preschool Teacher ToolboxWMISD Preschool Teacher Toolbox
15WMISD Procedures for Results What to do if a child falls into the Rescreen/Refer CategoryRe-Screen in 8-10 weeksCollect information from parents and health care providersESI Parent QuestionnaireHealth Screening InformationObserve children with Gold objectives in mind and take anecdotal notes
16Procedures, cont.Assess children with more specific assessments like the PPVT, PALS, MLPP, etc.Collect data regarding specific concernsBehavior tracking, work samples, videoContact building therapists or preschool consultant to discuss immediate concerns
17Procedures, cont.What if they are rescreened and still fall into the rescreen/refer categories?Follow the Next-Steps procedures in your Recognition and Response notebooksReminder: professional judgment supersedes protocol
18Developed by: Liz Walker, WMISD Early Childhood Specialist Ruth Boonzaaijer, WMISD Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Consultant Questions? us at: