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Description: Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of schools and programs have decided to adopt either a totally online program of instruction or a hybrid model of instruction for the beginning of the 2020 school year. This has prompted questions about whether or not the CLASS measure may be used for observing in virtual classrooms and, if so, what observers need to know prior to conducting observations. This document focuses on synchronous learning experiences. There are two...
Description: The VDOE offered this webinar, Eligibility Evaluation Considerations During COVID-19, on June 16th. This recorded webinar provides targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who are engaged in determining eligibility for special education and related services. This includes eligibility of young children and those referred from Early Intervention. This webinar discusses factors to consider when completing evaluations during COVID-19 and provides an outline of the evaluation process,...
Description:  Screening, evaluation and assessment are distinct processes with different purposes under the provisions of Part C and Part B. Screening includes activities to identify children who may need further evaluation in order to determine the existence of a delay in development or a particular disability. Evaluation is used to determine the existence of a delay or disability, to identify the child's strengths and needs in all areas of development. Assessment is used to determine the individual...
Description: Many assessment practices can be successfully implemented even when the practitioner cannot be in the same room with the child and family such as during the COVID-19 pandemic or other events that require social distancing. Assessment serves many purposes in early intervention and early childhood special education service delivery. These include screening to identify children who may need further evaluation, evaluating for eligibility determination, planning intervention and monitoring progress,...
Description: From the big picture to the nitty gritty, learn more about CLASS® (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) from their free resources. This section includes: Webinars Videos Info sheets Research Case studies Crosswalks E-books Tutorials