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Authentic Assessment in Early Intervention

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Authentic Assessment in Early Intervention




This module provides an overview of authentic assessment in early intervention including what it is and why it is important.  Individuals who complete this module will have an understanding who participates in authentic assessment, where it may happen, when it can be done, and within what early intervention processes it can occur.  The module includes numerous opportunities for reflection as well as tools to support both the online learner and the administrators/supervisors who support and prepare early intervention practitioners/service coordinators.  See below for links to access all the tools that come with this installment of the Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum.



There are a variety of versions of this presentation that may help support early intervention professional development offerings in your state/territory. Please see the Facilitator's Guide below for how each of these versions may be used and/or adapted. You may use the citation below to reference materials from this module.


Workgroup on Universal Online Part C Early Intervention Curriculum, Early Intervention-Early Childhood Professional Development Community of Practice. (2018). Authentic assessment in early intervention. Retrieved from http://universalonlinepartceicurriculum.pbworks.com/w/page/123567288/Authentic%20Assessment%20in%20Early%20Intervention


Self-Paced Online Module

(with required interactions

for the learner and "Learner's Guide")

*NEW LINKS updated 12/18/20.  The old links will not work beyond 4/1/21.


Interactive asynchronous modules with includes embedded audio, video clips and learning activities. 



Lesson 1 - What is Authentic Assessment

Lesson 2 - Understanding Why

Lesson 3 -  Who,Where, When & Within

Lesson 4 - Putting It All Together



Authentic Assessment in EI

PowerPoint Presentation

files without Audio


A PowerPoint version of the presentation that includes the scripted notes used to develop the online versions.  This version does not include any narration and formatting may vary pending the version of PowerPoint loaded onto your computer.


AA Introduction - MASTER.pptx

AA Lesson 1 - What is Authentic Assessment - MASTER.pptx

AA Lesson 2 - Understanding Why - MASTER.pptx

AA Lesson 3 - Who, Where, When, Within - MASTER.pptx

AA Lesson 4 - Putting it All Together - MASTER.pptx



Please note that there is a two step process to download these presentations. 

Once you click the link for the presentation you would like to view you will be taken to a preview screen (similar to image below). 

Once you arrive at the "preview screen" you will need to click the "Download" tab as seen in the image below.



Learner's Guide  

The Learner’s Guide is a companion tool for individuals completing the Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum online Authentic Assessment in Early Intervention module. It includes key definitions and concepts, space to make notes and reflect on activities as needed as well as key resources and references found within the module.

PDF Version

Word Version 

Please note the formatting of the Word version may vary pending version of word on learner's computer.



Facilitator's Guide

This Facilitator’s Guide is a tool to support individuals and/or organizations providing training for early intervention personnel. The guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the online Authentic Assessment in Early Intervention module. It is not a “stand alone” resource for distribution. Facilitators using this guide are expected to have content knowledge of the information in this module as well as skills needed for group facilitation. The role of the facilitator using this guide is to provide support, stimulate discussion, and answer questions from participants navigating through the Authentic Assessment in Early Intervention module. 



Check for Understanding on Authentic Assessment in EI

Completing an online module is just one part of an effective professional development opportunity.  This Check for Understanding document includes follow-up questions in a variety of formats, including multiple choice, reflective and case study examples, to help you measure the learner’s understanding of the module’s content and his/her ability to apply this knowledge to daily practice.


Check for Understanding - Supervisor's Master

Check for Understanding - Learner's Version

Word Versions can be found in the Authentic Assessment folder


These questions can be used to not only assist in determining the learner’s understanding of the material, but to also enhance retention and transfer of learning.  Depending on your organization’s resources, learners could complete these activities on paper, electronically through a survey tool or LMS, or through face-to-face discussions as part of a learning community, supervision or mentoring.



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