The Early Childhood Assessment Support (ECAS) Initiative partnered with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) on a project to create asynchronous, on-demand learning modules focused on Data-Driven Instruction Best Practices (DDIBP), based on the Commissioner-approved Kindergarten Literacy Screeners.
This library of grant-funded, free resources will help to assist local education agencies (LEAs) and Texas stakeholders in understanding the purpose and usefulness of Commissioner-approved Kindergarten Literacy Screeners, and gain research-based best practices regarding the use of the literacy screeners, as well as the data obtained from them.
The goal of these modules is to provide additional support, training, and information in the following areas:
DDIBP Modules are:
This module contains topics that build schema and background knowledge regarding literacy screeners, as well as providing best practice recommendations for administering assessments with fidelity.
Data Collection Best Practices (Coming Soon)
This module contains topics that build schema and background knowledge regarding progress monitoring, and provides a deep dive into the expectations regarding the Texas Education Agency’s collection of data, as aligned to statute.
Reporting Best Practices (Coming Soon)
This module provides recommendations regarding reporting data obtained from the Kindergarten Literacy screeners.