Clinical Field Experience B: Standardized Assessments in the Early Childhood Environment
The clinical field experience in this course must take place in a K-3 setting.
Allocate at least 5 hours in the field to support this clinical field experience.
In this field experience, continue to observe the class, noting the students with exceptionalities and their behaviors and accommodations. Interview the mentor teacher or a school psychologist that assesses early childhood special education students. Prior to the interview, create a list of five questions pertaining to the assessment process. Be sure to specifically address the teacher or school psychologist’s district assessment process during your interview.
During the interview, request information on at least five standardized assessment tools they use in the early childhood environment. (Ask if you can see examples.) Following the interview, research three of the standardized assessment tools discussed in the interview.
Write a 250-500 word summary of the interview that includes the following:
Descriptions of the assessment tools researched, including the developmental or academic areas they assess, how they are assessed, and how the results are scored and reported.
An example of how the results of one of the assessments can be used by the student’s teacher to meet the educational needs of that student in the classroom.
Be sure to cite the resources you used to research the assessment tools. Submit your interview questions and summary as one deliverable.
Prepare the summary according to the guidelines found in the Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.