Rebecca Reynolds, Grand Canyon University
Presented at 2016 Higher Education Forum
"WIDA just means WIDA" -"WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators."
Linda K. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families responds to recent studies regarding the "fade out" of gains made in PreK programs often seen by the end of 3rd grade.
This blog discusses five mistakes made in assessing young children. This is part of the B2K Solutions blog, coaching, consultation site by Kristie Pretti-Frontzac. You can sign up for yer weekly posts and other resources and information. Ths lome site is: http://www.b2kcoach.com/
These blogs and other resources and links would be helpful for students to read and discuss. They also are good examples of considering evidence-based practices in making decisions.
Website of the KIDS assessment
"The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life.
The Institute offers independent, research-based advice and technical assistance to policymakers, journalists, researchers, and educators."