Developing a Tool to Examine Teachers' Use of Ongoing Child Assessment to Individualize Instruction (updated report)

OPRE Report #2016-103
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Nov 30, 2016
Shannon Monahan, Sally Atkins-Burnett, Barbara A. Wasik, Lauren Akers, Felicia Hurwitz, and Judith Carta
This report describes the iterative development of the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure. The EDIT assists researchers in understanding how teachers conduct ongoing assessments for individualizing instruction. The measure focuses on the processes the teacher uses for (1) planning what information to collect and how to do so, (2) collecting valid data, (3) organizing and interpreting the data and, (4) using the data collected to inform instruction and future assessment. Researchers conducted a pretest of the measure with teachers in eighteen classrooms, which allowed for revisions of the data collection and administration procedures. This report provides an overview of the measure, describes the measurement development process, outlines the pretest activities, presents lessons learned from the pretest, and outlines future uses of the EDIT. The report is intended as a resource for researchers and future users of the EDIT measure.