Who can participate?
Schools and Districts:
What's in it for the schools and families?
Here are the steps to get involved.
Step 1) Validation Study director Devin Kearns and project manager Melissa Stalega meet with district leaders to about feasibility and interest. Contact Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a meeting.
Step 2) We complete any paperwork needed by the district.
Step 3) We work with principals and teachers to send consent forms to families and collect them.
Step 5) We work with principals and teachers to find the best time and schedule for students to do testing.
Step 6) We come in with our trained assessors to schools. Testing takes 1 to 3 hours per child as we refine APPRISE. Sessions are typically divided into 20-30 minute blocks for preschoolers and 60 minute blocks for older children. We typically are in each school for 2-4 weeks. In some cases, we will return later for shorter sessions.
Step 7) We provide reports to families and schools and provide free consultation sessions for schools on test interpretation and data use.