ECO Resources: Instrument Crosswalks
In the process of working with states on outcome development and measurement approaches, the ECO Center cross-referenced the functional skills assessed by various published instruments with the three child outcomes required by OSEP for Part B/619 and Part C programs, to assess the degree to which these instruments measure the required outcomes. Crosswalks were generated for instruments based on the frequency of informal requests from states. Priority was also given to instruments that states identified for outcomes measurement in the State Performance Plans submitted to the Office of Special Education Programs in 2005. These crosswalks are presented as a service to the field. The ECO Center does not endorse the use of any specific assessment instrument. Thus, a completed crosswalk does not constitute the endorsement of an instrument. If a crosswalk of an instrument is not available it is because, given the reality of finite resources, it has not yet been completed. For more information about crosswalk content or specific instruments, please email a request to email@example.com.
This short paper provides information regarding the purpose and intended uses of the crosswalks and outlines the guidelines followed by the ECO Center when crosswalking instruments to the three child outcomes.
- Introduction to Instrument Crosswalks- Revised October 2006
Provided below in alphabetical order are several instrument crosswalks developed by the ECO Center. This list represents the assessment tool crosswalks most commonly requested by states. The ECO Center does not endorse the use of any specific assessment instrument.
- Ages and Stages (ASQ)- May 2006
NOTE: Ages & Stages is a screening questionnaire designed to identify children in need of additional assessment for possible developmental delays. As such, it is appropriate to use it to show that children presumed to be developing typically are continuing to develop typically. It is not appropriate to use this tool to assess outcomes for children with known delays or disabilities.
- Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPS) Second Edition - Birth to 3 Years*- June 2007
- Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPS) Second Edition- 3 to 6 Years*- June 2007
Battelle Developmental Inventory- Second Edition (BDI-2)- Revised October 2007
- Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development-II (IED-II)- July 2006
- Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (CCITSN)- July 2009
- Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN)- December 2006
- The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum for Ages 3-5 - Revised March 2006
- Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC)- December 2006
- Early Learning Accomplishment Profile (ELAP)- Revised October 2006
- Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP® Birth-3) - January 2006
- HELP® for Preschoolers- May 2006
- High/Scope COR Infant Toddler - Updated March 2007
- High/Scope Preschool COR - Updated March 2007
- Indicators of Individual Growth and Development for Infants and Toddlers (IGDI)- July 2006
- Learning Accomplishment Profile 3 (LAP-3)- Revised October 2006
- Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold)- October, 2012
- The Ounce Scale- December 2005
- Work Sampling System- December 2005
* Note: These crosswalks developed by the ECO Center differ from those being used by the publisher and/or developers. Crosswalks developed by the ECO Center are based upon our expertise regarding the intended content focus of the 3 outcomes and a consistent set of rules that we developed and have uniformly applied to the crosswalks of all tools posted on our site. The publisher or developer's crosswalk is based on a different set of rules. For more information about the ECO Center 's rules guiding crosswalking decisions or other questions related to this matter, please e-mail us at staff@the-ECO-center.org
The ECO Center has draft crosswalks for a number of assessment tools that are not listed above. While all drafts have been developed using a consistent process, only those most frequently requested by states have undergone the extensive review, content analysis, and the examination for consistency that we require before we post a crosswalk on this site.
To request a crosswalk that is under development or for other assessment tools not listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Your comments are valued. Your requests will contribute to our future decision-making about the continued usefulness of crosswalks and the extent to which we should devote limited resources to expanding and refining the number of crosswalks posted on the site.