Language and Literacy Personal and Social Development

Report
Early Childhood Outcomes
Approved Assessment Tools:
Work Sampling System
5th Edition
Samuel J. Meisels, EdD, Dorothea B. Marsden, MEd,
Judy R. Jablon, MA, Margo Dichtelmiller, PhD
Website:
http://www.pearsonclinical.com/talent/products/1
00000755/the-work-sampling-system-5thedition.html#tab-details
Introduction
• The Work Sampling System, 5th Edition, includes
seven domains which are designed to align to state
and national standards for early childhood:
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Language and Literacy
Personal and Social Development
Mathematical Thinking
Scientific Thinking
Social Studies
The Arts
Physical Development, Health, and Safety
Administering The Work Sampling
System, 5th Edition:
• Who can give the assessment?
• Is special training needed?
• How long does it take to complete the
assessment?
Administering The Work Sampling System,
5th Edition cont’d:
• How often can it be administered?
• What materials are needed?
• What environments are required?
Publisher provided professional development training videos are
located here:
• http://www.pearsonclinical.com/talent/products/100000755/th
e-work-sampling-system-5th-edition.html#tab-details
Early Childhood Outcomes Categories and
The Work Sampling System, 5th Edition
• Gaining Positive Social Emotional Skills
• Learning and Using New Knowledge and Skills
• Using Appropriate Behaviors to Meet Their
Needs
Gaining Positive Social Emotional Skills
Domain
Assesses the Outcome?
Language and Literacy
No
Personal & Social
Development
Yes
Mathematical Thinking
No
Scientific Thinking
No
Social Studies
No
*The Arts
Not included in crosswalk
Physical Development,
Health, and Safety
No
Learning and Using New Knowledge and
Skills
Domain
Assesses the Outcome?
Language and Literacy
Yes
Personal and Social
Development
Yes
Mathematical Thinking
Yes
Scientific Thinking
Yes
Social Studies
Yes
*The Arts
Not included in crosswalk
Physical Development,
Health, and Safety
No
Using Appropriate Behaviors to Meet
Needs
Domain
Assesses the Outcome?
Language and Literacy
No
Personal and Social
Development
Yes
Mathematical Thinking
No
Scientific Thinking
No
Social Studies
No
*The Arts
Not included in crosswalk
Physical Development,
Health, and Safety
Yes
Family and The Work Sampling System,
5th edition
Explanation to family of Early Childhood Outcomes
Brochure for families to support
involvement from PSN website:
http://www.cdd.unm.edu/ecln/PSN
/ECOTrainingCenter.html
Family Role In Assessment
Supporting the family members in gaining
confidence in their ability to observe their child
and share those observations with special
education staff.
Develop an increased
Gain confidence in
their ability to observe
their child and share
those observations with
special education staff.
understanding of how
their child is functioning
compared to age
expectations.
Learn to track and
celebrate the progress
that their child is
making.
Contribute to IEP Team
discussions about their
child’s strengths and
accomplishments and
the development of
appropriate goals.
Family Resources:
• Home is a learning place http://center.serve.org/TT/partip2.pdf
• Reading to kids http://center.serve.org/TT/partip5.pdf
• Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) http://center.serve.org/TT/partip13.pdf
• School readiness http://center.serve.org/TT/StartingYourChild.pdf
• Pearson Parent Tips –
http://www.parentskidsandtesting.com/infograph
ic-how-standardized-tests-are-created-for-yourchild/#sthash.c0nOkEfY.dpbs
Working together to gather information:
INCLUDING THE TEAM
Family
Ongoing Assessment
Use most recent
assessment
information when
completing the Child
Outcome Summary
Form (COSF)
Resources
• Overview including video of The Work Sampling System, 5th
Edition:
http://www.pearsonclinical.com/childhood/products/100000755/
the-work-sampling-system-5th-edition.html#tab-details
• The Work Sampling System FAQ:
http://www.pearsonclinical.com/talent/products/100000755/thework-sampling-system-5th-edition.html#tab-faq
• Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
http://ectacenter.org/eco/pages/crosswalks.asp
• Early Childhood Outcomes brochure for families:
http://www.cdd.unm.edu/ecln/PSN/ECOTrainingCenter.html
For more information
contact:
Preschool Network (PSN)
http://cdd.unm.edu/ecln/PSN/index.html

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