Authentic Assessment as an Approach to Preschool Speech-Language Screening Authentic assessment procedures have been advocated to evaluate speech and language skills of preschool children from multicultural, low-socioeconomic backgrounds. In this article we discuss our use of minimal core competency methodology as an authentic assessment protocol for preschool screening. Despite the significant investment of time required, this protocol has proven ... Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   August 01, 1999
Authentic Assessment as an Approach to Preschool Speech-Language Screening
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Trici Schraeder
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Michelle Quinn
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ida J. Stockman
    Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Jon Miller
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Contact Author: Trici Schraeder, MS, University of Wisconsin– Madison, Department of Communicative Disorders, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1103.
    Contact Author: Trici Schraeder, MS, University of Wisconsin– Madison, Department of Communicative Disorders, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1103.×
  • Corresponding author: Email: pbschrae@facstaff.wisc.edu
Article Information
School-Based Settings / Language Disorders / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   August 01, 1999
Authentic Assessment as an Approach to Preschool Speech-Language Screening
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, August 1999, Vol. 8, 195-200. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0803.195
History: Received November 30, 1998 , Accepted March 12, 1999
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, August 1999, Vol. 8, 195-200. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0803.195
History: Received November 30, 1998; Accepted March 12, 1999

Authentic assessment procedures have been advocated to evaluate speech and language skills of preschool children from multicultural, low-socioeconomic backgrounds. In this article we discuss our use of minimal core competency methodology as an authentic assessment protocol for preschool screening. Despite the significant investment of time required, this protocol has proven to be useful and can actually save time in screening compared to quicker, standardized measures that lack sufficient specificity.

Author Note
Deep appreciation is extended to Colleen Lodholz, affiliated with the Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, WI, and to Marcia Huemoeller, Barb Knipfer, Sue Maron, Deb Wilcox, and Linda Rothermill, affiliated with the Dane County Head Start of the Dane County Parent Council, Inc., Madison, WI, for their cooperation during this investigation. Appreciation is also extended to the University of Wisconsin–Madison clinical instructors and students who assisted with the data collection.
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