In light of program closures and the need for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSY) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) have compiled a list of assessment tools that can be administered remotely for children birth through five years old. This document, Norm-Referenced Assessment Tools for Children Birth to Age Five Years with Potential for Remote Administration for Eligibility Determination, "includes norm-referenced tools for children birth through five years old with one or more domains that can be administered by observation, interview, and/or parent/caregiver checklist...[and] provides a link to the website where the tool can be obtained, information about the age range of the tool, the name of domains or content areas that have potential to be gathered remotely, the administration approach, language translations available, and additional details about scoring, classifications, or use."
To download Norm-Referenced Assessment Tools for Children Birth to Age Five Years with Potential for Remote Administration for Eligibility Determination directly, click this link. To visit the ECTA Center website on Screening, Evaluation, and Assessment, click here.
Additionally, the ECTA Center conducted two webinars (one for Part C and one for Part B Section 619) on applying high-quality assessment principles to evaluation to determine eligibility remotely. These webinars reviewed the purposes of evaluation and assessment, and the considerations for policies and procedures related to remote eligibility determination. To view these webinars, click the following link: https://ectacenter.org/events/webinars.asp#y2020evaluationpandemic.