Implementation Support BRIGANCE Early Childhood

Use Our Early Childhood Tools with Confidence

To use our Early Childhood tools effectively, it’s important to know how they work. Take a minute to explore the resources below to learn more about your BRIGANCE tools and how you can use them.

Introduction to the Early Childhood Tools

These short videos highlight the features and benefits of our Early Childhood tools.

Step-by-Step Support

Early childhood educators use our screening and assessment tools for different purposes and in varying situations. Consider the scenarios below. Then, for step-by-step support, choose the scenario that most closely describes how your program is using our Early Childhood tools or the scenario that most closely reflects the screening and assessment requirements for your state, district, or program.

(This implementation support is intended as a refresher and does not take the place of professional development provided by our BRIGANCE professional development specialists.)

Developmental Screening

BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III developmental screening once per year.

Developmental Screening (1 Time per Year)

Many programs screen only once. This screening may take place in the spring or summer prior to kindergarten entrance (KEA), at the beginning of the school year, or when a child enters the program.

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BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III developmental screening multiple times per year.

Developmental Screening (2–3 Times per Year)

Some programs screen multiple times. The initial screening may take place in the spring or summer prior to kindergarten entrance (KEA), at the beginning of the school year, or when a child enters the program. Follow-up screenings may take place midyear, end of year, or as indicated by your program to monitor progress.

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Developmental Screening and Additional Assessment

BRIGANCE Early Childhood tools for criterion-referenced assessment.

Developmental Screening and Ongoing Assessment

Many programs screen in the spring or summer prior to kindergarten entrance (KEA), at the beginning of the school year, or when a child enters the program and then administer assessments from the criterion-referenced IED III—Early Childhood Edition for a more in-depth and ongoing assessment of skill mastery.

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BRIGANCE Early Childhood tools for normative assessment.

Developmental Screening and Normative Assessment

Some programs screen in the spring or summer prior to kindergarten entrance (KEA), at the beginning of the school year, or when a child enters the program and then, based on a child’s screening results indicating the need for further evaluation, administer the age-appropriate IED III Standardized assessments. Results from this normative testing are often used for reporting and/or for determining eligibility for services.

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