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News Archive: June 2014

School counselors and school and community partnerships

School officials are often called upon to develop school and community partnerships to address significant youth development issues. A research and development team of CETE staff within the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University has begun the process of developing a curriculum to train school counselors to manage school and community partnerships.

Evidence-centered design (ECD) of tests

Evidence-centered design (ECD) refers to a model for developing tests in which validity is co-developed as an argument to support score interpretations. The ECD paradigm is an important way to conceptualize test creation and validation simultaneously rather than sequentially.

Best practices for coaching early childhood professionals

Best practice has been a topic of great concern and interest in the field of early childhood education. The early childhood Quality network (ecQ-net), at CETE, offers a state-wide mentoring and coaching framework with the mission and vision of providing support to early childhood professionals in their delivery of developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant, and inclusive practices that all work to support the ambiguous understanding of best practice.