2Why Screen Children?To identify any child who should be referred for a more comprehensive evaluation to determine the existence of a giftedness or disability and the need for special placement.To help determine the most appropriate initial placement or grouping of children.To assist the teacher in planning a more appropriate program for the child.To comply with mandated screening requirements.
3Developmental Screening Screening is a brief…procedure designed to quickly evaluate a large number of children to determine who should be referred for further assessment.Screening is not an end in itself. Screening instruments are “early alert systems” that can help to focus assessment and observation.Eligibility, intervention, and delayed entry into kindergarten decisions should not be made solely from screening results.
4Highlights of the BRIGANCE® Screens-II Quick Sampling of Skills in Key Areas (10-15 min)Wide Range of Scores-raw scores, age equivalents, percentiles, quotientsReliable, Accurate, ValidEasy to interpret (staff and parents)No special training needed-simplified procedures enhance reliabilitySocial-Emotional/Self Help ScalesAdditional resources include teacher and parent formsFull color pictures
5Highlights of the BRIGANCE® Screens-II Sensitivity: percentage of children with true problems correctly identified by a screening instrument. At least 70% of children with true problems should score below cutoffs on the BRIGANCE® Screens-II.Specificity: percentage of children without true difficulties correctly identified by passing, normal, or negative findings. Close to 80% of children without problems should score above cutoffs.
6The BRIGANCE® Screens-II Infant and Toddler Screen-IIBirth to 23 monthsEarly Preschool Screen-II2-year-old and 2 1/2-year-oldPreschool Screen-II3-year-old and 4-year-oldK&1 Screen-IIKindergarten and First Grade
7Skill Areas of the Screens-II Gross-MotorFine-MotorSelf-HelpSocial-EmotionalReceptive and Expressive LanguageVisual /GraphomotorArticulation/Verbal Fluency/SyntaxQuantitative ConceptsPersonal InformationPrereading/Reading
8Computing Chronological Age First date is date of screeningSecond date is child’s birth dateWrite the dates year-month-dayStart subtraction with daysIf there are not enough days borrow a month (always 30 days)If there are not enough months borrow a year (always 12 months)If the number of days is 15 or higher, increase month by 1
30Application Exercise Find a partner. Decide who will be the screener and who will be the student.Find the appropriate Data Sheet.Compute the chronological age.Administer the screen in 15 minutes.Score the Data Sheet.We will discuss the meaning of scores later.
31Find the child’s chronological age. Cutoff ScoresFind the child’s chronological age.Look first at the cutoff for possible disabilities or delays.If the child scored well above those cutoffs, look to the cutoffs for giftedness.Remember that scores below cutoffs do not necessarily mean there are disabilities. You may want to begin instruction and re-screen.
34Find the child’s chronological age. Cutoff ScoresFind the child’s chronological age.Look first at the cutoff for possible disabilities or delays.If the child scored well above those cutoffs, look to the cutoffs for giftedness.Remember that scores below cutoffs do not necessarily mean there are disabilities. You may want to begin instruction and re-screen.Find child’s ageCompare child’s score to cutoff
35Social-Emotional/Self-Help Scales Separate section in the Early Preschool, Preschool, and K&1 ScreensIncorporated into assessments in the Infant & Toddler ScreenParent component provides home-school connectCutoffs indicate Above Average, Average, or Below Average performance
41Additional Resources in the Screens-II Screening Observations FormParent and Teacher Rating FormsParent-child Interaction Form (Infant & Toddler Screen)Reading Readiness Scale (K&1 Screen)Supplemental assessmentsGrowth Indicator ChartCoordination chart for IED-II
42Spanish Direction Booklets Spanish directions and student responses for assessments and supplemental assessmentsSpanish Data SheetsSpanish translations for all forms, including Social-Emotional/Self-Help ScalesData Sheets and forms may be reproduced
48The BRIGANCE® IED-II serves as… An assessment instrument to…Determine present levels of performanceIdentify strengths and weaknessesIdentify instructional objectivesAn instructional guideA tracking system that is specific, ongoing, and easily interpretedA tool for developing and communicating ISFPs and IEPs
49Features of the BRIGANCE® IED-II Developmental ages birth through 7 yearsComprehensive--ensures applicability for children with a wide range of skills and abilitiesComprehensive skill sequences--allow progress to be shown in smaller incrementsCriterion-referenced testing offers flexibilityNorm-referenced testing provides data
52Instructional Activities in the Readiness Prescriptive Instructional activities correlated to the Screens and the IED-IIRich teacher support includes objectives, rationale, suggestions for teaching, indications of and possible reasons for learning difficultiesRead-to-Me book lists extend learningParent letters provide activities for home learningStudent learning plans allow children to take responsibility for their learning
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