The following CCEC materials may be used for educational purposes.
Letter-Sound Short Form Assessments
Letter-Sound Short Form Assessment provide an easy tool for assessing young children’s basic letter-sound knowledge. These assessments were developed using item response theory and demonstrate strong psychometric properties. They are designed to provide formative and summative information concerning children’s letter-sound knowledge for educators and researchers.
Narrative Assessment Protocol (NAP)
Professionals who work with young children have access to very few standardized and validated tools for assessing young children’s narrative abilities. NAP is a standardized, observational measure used to examine the expressive narratives of preschool-aged children. It focuses specifically on the domain of microstructure, to include grammatical conventions. NAP can be used at scale by large numbers of educational professionals at very low cost.
The Systematic Assessment of Book Reading (SABR)
SABR is an observational tool designed to characterize the quality of classroom-based shared-reading sessions in early childhood settings. It was developed to assess specific teacher behaviors during small- and large-group classroom-based reading sessions in early childhood classrooms. Our psychometric investigations of the tool examined reliability levels for each of the SABR’s five constructs, as well as delayed alternate-form reliability and inter-rater reliability.