Updated Guidance * Use of Screening Test for Child

Report
August 26th & 31st , 2010 – State Leadership Team
Calls - Indicators C3 & B7
Updated Guidance on
Use of BDI-2 Screening Test for Child
Outcomes Measurement System
Today, we’ll talk about
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Memorandum released on August 20th
with more detailed guidance on use of the
BDI-2 Screening Test
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Update information of interest
◦ Status of data entry for 2009-10
◦ Webinars on use of Data Manager reports
◦ Resources under development
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Review of Memo
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Background
◦ Memo relates to use of Screening Test for the
purpose of the Child Outcomes Measurement
System
◦ It does not address eligibility considerations
◦ Screening Test results are not sufficient
information for determining eligibility as an
infant, toddler, or preschool child with a
disability
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Review of Memo
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Definition – “Level Comparable to Same
Age Peers”
◦ For Florida’s Child Outcomes Measurement
System, this is defined to mean > -1.5
standard deviations (SD) below the mean on
either the BDI-2 full assessment or Screening
Test
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Review of Memo
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Application of definition of “level comparable
to same age peers” to the administration of
Screening Test
◦ On the Screening Test, you will use the standard
deviation “cutoff score” of -1.5 SD below the
mean
◦ A result of “Pass” in a domain means that the
child performed higher than the cutoff score of
-1.5 SD below the mean
◦ A result of “Refer” in a domain means the child
performed at or below the cutoff score of - 1.5
SD below the mean
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Review of Memo
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Throughout the memo we have
referenced entering either “raw or itemlevel” data into the electronic assessment
record.
◦ Each Local Early Steps (LES) and school
district has made a decision with regard to
whether they are entering raw or item-level
scores in the BDI-2 Data Manager™ (Data
Manager)
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Review of Memo – “C-In”
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If an assessment other than the BDI-2 is
being used for eligibility determination
◦ You may start the accountability assessment
for Child Outcomes Measurement System
with the Screening Test
◦ For any domains on the Screening Test that
were not scored “pass,” administer the
complete BDI-2 assessment for those
specific domain(s)
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Review of Memo – “C-In”
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Use of Data Manager
◦ Enter the raw or item-level scores for all
domains of the Screening Test in the Data
Manager; select the cutoff level of -1.5 SD
◦ For any domain scored “refer,” you must
create a new assessment record for the
complete BDI-2 and enter the raw or itemlevel scores for all the domains of the
complete BDI-2 assessment that the child did
not pass on the Screening Test
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Review of Memo – Data Manager
Procedures
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To create a new assessment record
◦ Search for child’s existing record in Data
Manager
◦ Select “New Complete Assessment”
◦ Enter the assessment scores for whatever
domains were administered
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Review of Memo – Data Manager
Procedures
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If item-level data are being entered, ALL
item-level scores for a particular domain
must be entered, including scores for
items that were administered as part of
the Screening Test and were not readministered because the follow-up
complete assessment was conducted
within the 2-week window permitted by
the BDI-2 Examiner’s Manual
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Review of Memo – “C-Out” NOT
Transitioning to Part B Preschool
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It is allowable to start the accountability
assessment for exit with the Screening Test
Enter the raw or item-level scores from the
Screening Test into the Data Manager
For any domains scored “refer”
◦ Administer the complete assessment in those
specific domains
◦ Enter the scores from the complete assessment
in the Data Manager into a new assessment
record.
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Review of Memo – “C-Out”
Transitioning to Part B Preschool
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If the BDI-2 will not be used for Part B
eligibility consideration, it is allowable to
begin the exit assessment with the Screening
Test
Enter the raw or item-level scores of the
Screening Test into the Data Manager
For any domains scored “refer”
◦ Administer the complete assessment in those
domains
◦ Enter the scores from the complete assessment
in the Data Manager into a new assessment
record.
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Review of Memo – “B-In” [NOT
Transitioning from Part C]
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If the BDI-2 will not be used for Part B
eligibility consideration it is allowable to
begin the entry assessment with the
Screening Test
Enter the raw or item-level scores of the
Screening Test into the Data Manager
For any domains scored “refer”
◦ Administer the complete assessment in those
domains
◦ Enter the scores from the complete assessment
in the Data Manager into a new assessment
record.
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Review of Memo – Data Manager
Procedures

To create a new assessment record
◦ Search for child’s existing record in Data
Manager
◦ Select “New Complete Assessment”
◦ Enter the assessment scores for whatever
domains were administered
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Review of Memo – Data Manager
Procedures

If item-level data are being entered, ALL
item-level scores for a particular domain
must be entered, including scores for
items that were administered as part of
the Screening Test and were not readministered because the follow-up
complete assessment was conducted
within the 2-week window permitted by
the BDI-2 Examiner’s Manual
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Review of Memo – Exit from Part B
Preschool (“B-Out”)
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For children determined eligible in the
sole area of speech impairment
(speech sound, voice, or fluency
disorders) who on entry were functioning
comparable to same age peers [on either
Screening Test or complete assessment]
◦ Allowable to use the Screening Test ALONE
at exit, even if child has been later
determined as having another disability
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Review of Memo – “B-OUT” for
“Speech Impaired Only”
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The raw or item-level scores of the
Screening Test must be entered into the
Data Manager.

No further assessment is required, even
if the child scores “refer” on one or more
domains.
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Review of Memo – “B-Out”
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For all other children exiting preschool
◦ It is allowable to start the accountability
assessment with the Screening Test
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Enter the raw or item-level scores of the
Screening Test into the Data Manager
For any domains scored “refer”
◦ Administer the complete assessment in those
domains
◦ Enter the scores from the complete assessment
in the Data Manager into a new assessment
record.
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Scenario 
For children older than age 30 months, for
whom the Screening Test is administered by
the LES and all domains are “pass”
◦ If Part B preschool has determined the child
eligible based on other assessment procedures,
◦ Screening Test administered by the LES may still
be used as “Data Point - B IN (Assessed by Part
C)”
◦ Remember – child would not be in the Part C
outcomes system
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Remember this resource
The BDI-2 Data Manager™, Guide to Use
for the Florida Birth to Five Child Outcomes
Measurement System, located on the TATS
website
 Has been updated to include references
to Screening Test. See Chapter 3 –
“Adding Assessment Data”
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Questions?
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Assessment Data for 2009-10
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The state will export all local data in order
to analyze and prepare the Annual
Performance Report
All data from exit assessments administered
in 2009-10 were due in the Data
Manager on AUGUST 13th!!
We have heard from a few of you about
issues
It is imperative that we know right away of
any other issues
We need any data entry completed
immediately!
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Webinars on Data Manager Reports
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Two calls completed - one more
scheduled
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:30 am, Eastern Daylight Time
Go to
https://hmhpub.webex.com/hmhpub/j.php?ED=141184497&RG=1&UID=1143129362&RT=MiMxMQ%3
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Lessons Learned from 1st call
We recognize that the complexity may
overwhelm some
 We understand that the primary interest
is in learning how to create lists that will
assist you in knowing which children are
due for exit assessment
 We have a solution in development that
will simplify this process
 We will conduct follow-up calls to roll
out solution
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Resources Under Development
“Refresher” resource for staff already
trained in administration is in
development
 Worked with staff of publisher in June to
do taping of training on aspects of
administration of full assessment and
Screening Test with “real audience”
[Thank You Pinellas County Schools!]
 This will be edited and posted as on-line
modules and will “sit” on TATS website
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Resources Under Development
Manual on the Florida Child Outcomes
Measurement System
 Under development through assistance of
the University of Miami
 Will include content found in multiple
documents in a single guide
 Once complete, will “roll out” through
conference calls.
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Thank You!
We have come a long way thanks to your
help, cooperation, and hard work
 The best is yet to come …
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◦ Having data for consideration on what needs
to happen to improve programs for our
children!
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