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Early Childhood Screening Tools


Below are the tools used by NH RESPONDS Demonstration site schools, early childhoo programs, and professional development providers. For more information on the NH RESPONDS grant go to: www.education.nh.gov/nhresponds/.

Checklist/Tool Name Administration
Behavioral Benchmarking Indicators (BBI)

Locally derived observable and measurable behavioral indicators (e.g., number of ODR, days absent, tardy, non-medical trips to nurse’s office, failed courses, missing homework) with decision rules about cut scores associated with timeframes. Typically 3-5 indicators.

3-4 times per year.

This screening process is overseen by the Tier 2 team.

BASC-2-Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-2 BESS)

Below is the link to view/download document:
www.pearsonassessments.com/HAIWEB/Cultures/en-us/Productdetail.htm?Pid=PAaBASC2bess

Normed screening assessment. Pre-school-high school. Ratings of typical risk, elevated and extremely elevated scores.

1-2 times per year

This checklist is completed by classroom teachers.

Teacher Nomination

Locally derived protocol for teachers to follow to nominate and potentially activate supports for students perceived to be not responding to core behavior supports.

On-going.

This screening process is overseen by the Tier 2 team.

DECA – Devereux Early Childhood Assessment

Below is the link to view/download document:
www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=deci_preschool_theory#assessment

Normed screening and clinical assessment of within-child protective factors in preschool children aged two to five.

1-2 times per year

This checklist is completed by classroom teachers.

IGDI – Individual Growth and Development Indicators

Below is the link to view/download document:
http://igdis.umn.edu/about-igdis/what-are-igdis/#

Screening tool for emergent literacy development (language, rhyming, alliteration) for preschool children ages 3-5.

2 times per year

All children are screened in the fall and spring of the year.

Get Ready to Read

Below is the link to view/download document:
http://www.getreadytoread.org/screening-tools/grtr-screening-tool

Screening tool, available on-line or in hard copy that examines overall emergent literacy skill development for preschool children.

2 times per year

All children are screened in the fall and spring of the year.


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