Effective Practices Supporting
Reliable and Valid Early Childhood Outcomes Measurement

Module Intro


Effective Practices Supporting Reliable and Valid Early Childhood Outcomes Measurement, a series of training modules that promote the collection of reliable information about children’s functional behavior, across settings, and obtained by multiple sources. The objectives of this training are to help classroom and itinerant early childhood teachers and speech-language pathologists understand:

  • Why is this data being collected?
  • What are the three child outcomes?
  • What is functional performance and how do we measure it?
  • What is the 7 point scale?
  • What is a developmental trajectory?
  • How is this information being reported and what does it mean to me?
  • Overview and structure of the Routines-Based interview process
  • Effective interview questions about a child’s functioning in the home and in the classroom
  • How to measure and sort observational and interview data for the three child outcomes
  • Identify key issues to consider in the data collection and rating system
  • Develop some strategies to overcome challenges to collecting reliable and valid data

Module 1: Overview of the Early Childhood Outcomes System

Module 2: Using Parent and Teacher Interview Information

Module 3: Strategies to Support Speech-Language Pathologists and Itinerant Teachers

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