Preparing head start personnel to use a curriculum-based assessment: An innovative practice in the "age of accountability"

Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Rena A. Hallam, Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate technical assistance and training of Head Start teachers and assistant teachers on the use of a contemporary curriculum-based assessment. A description of the technical assistance process used and the procedures for determining interrater agreement and assessment fidelity are presented. During the study, participating practitioners reliably scored assessment protocols and administered the curriculum-based assessment with fidelity within their classrooms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-281
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Early Intervention
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Accountability
  • Authentic assessment
  • Professional development
  • Technical assistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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