ACCOUNTING FOR PROGRESS…… ONE CHILD AT A TIME. TOPICS ISTAR (Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting) Assessment System: Purpose, Functions, and Content – Sheron Cochran Technology Demonstration – Dawn McGrath General Supervision Enhancement Grant:
Birth through the highest level of performance
Functional Achievement Indicators are in 3 categories:
ISTAR measures growth throughout life. 100% of skills represents what would be expected of a fully independent adult. It is reasonable to expect low scores for a young child in an early childhood program.
Identify and align Part C and Part B-619 performance indicators with items and domains of the Early Childhood Assessment within the context of the Indiana academic standards, SPP/APR, and Part C assessment requirements.
Conduct statewide training and professional development efforts necessary to ensure that project objectives related to alignment, assessment and validation, and reporting activities are implemented and embedded into local improvement and accountability efforts.
Alignment based on the methods of alignment analyses developed by Norman Webb (Webb, 1999)