A Guide for Assessment

Interpretation, Integration, and Sharing of Data

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While selection and administration of assessment measures is important, it is the interpretation, integration, and sharing of data that directly lead to program development. Test scores can be useful with careful interpretation and when considered in conjunction with other relevant information gathered through observations, interviews, record reviews, etc.  The information gathered during the assessment process is used to create a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s current strengths and challenges.

This section lists resources for interpreting and integrating assessment results, including (a) defining key terms, (b) interpreting data in a family-friendly manner, and (c) writing reports that integrate data across disciplines.


Intervention Central
A website that offers information on data collection and guidance on how to use data to make decisions regarding program and instructional planning. The site also includes evidence-based interventions and information about data collection.