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Sharing Child Assessment Results With Parents
Tuesday October 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Laura L. Bailet, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Kaplan Early Learning Company
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning
This edWebinar addresses key elements of that critical discussion between preschool teachers and parents: child assessment results. The goal is to make attendees comfortable and confident with these conversations and build stronger home-school relationships with all families. Laura L. Bailet, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer for Kaplan Early Learning Company, helps viewers:
- Identify barriers to sharing assessment results
- Gain knowledge and identify strategies to reduce barriers
- Understand developmental age scores and percentiles
- Understand benefits of formative child assessment as an important tool to enhance teaching and learning
Dr. Bailet, a licensed school psychologist who worked in a pediatric clinical setting for many years, will share her perspective on child assessment and how to convey results with authenticity, humility, and confidence to parents. Examples from her many years of experience with all kinds of children and families will be shared. Viewers will reflect on their beliefs and concerns about child assessment, and past experiences sharing results with families. She discusses reasons that sharing assessment results is critical and acknowledge the unique challenges inherent in that effort. Basic principles of early childhood assessment and scores are also reviewed.
PreK teachers and school and district leaders will benefit from watching this recorded session. Gain practical information for negotiating this challenge more effectively with all families.
About the Presenter
Dr. Laura L. Bailet serves as Chief Academic Officer for Kaplan Early Learning Company. She earned her B.A. in English at Wake Forest University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in communicative disorders from Northwestern University. She is a licensed school psychologist and has expertise on a wide range of learning problems, including dyslexia and autism. Prior to her position at Kaplan Early Learning Company, she established and directed the Neurocognitive Assessment Program within the Division of Neurology at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., for 18 years before creating the Nemours BrightStart! program to promote reading success for all children. By combining the fields of neuroscience, population health, child development, and education, Nemours BrightStart! created powerful tools that level the playing field for all budding readers. Dr. Bailet has conducted research and published numerous journal articles and book chapters. She has won multiple community awards and is currently a member of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Board.
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