Early Childhood Outcomes & the Brigance® IED-III, Early Childhood Edition

The Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, has identified that the Brigance Inventory of Early Development III (IED-III) – Early Childhood Edition, will be the single statewide assessment instrument that will be utilized to collect and report Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) information for the State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR).  By June 30, 2015, all school districts will have received a Brigance IED-III Early Childhood Edition assessment manual and a small package of IED-III Record Booklets that have been purchased by the Bureau of Special Education for school districts.  Implementation of the IED-III Early Childhood Edition to collect and report ECO information is effective July 1, 2015.

A letter has been disseminated to all Directors of Special Education identifying the change in the assessment instrument to collect ECO information.  To access that letter, please click on the following link:  ECO Change Assessment Instrument (3-2015)

To order additional IED-III assessment manuals and/or IED-III Record Booklets, please click on the following link:  ECO Ordering the Brigance IED-III

Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) and the IED-II (2004)

The State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, will continue to use the Brigance IED-II (2004) as the assessment instrument to collect and report early childhood outcome (ECO) information in the State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR).  The IED-II (2004) is the same assessment instrument that has been used since 2005.  The state will not be converting to a new edition nor a new assessment instrument for the 2014-2015 school year.

A letter was recently issued to all of Connecticut’s school districts informing them that the Brigance IED-II (2004) will continue to be the assessment instrument utilized for ECO reporting.  The letter also contains ordering information for those school districts that may need additional IED-II Developmental Record Books.  Please click on the attached link for access to the letter to districts.

ECO Brigance Letter 2014-2015

Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) and the Brigance

The Connecticut State Department of Education will continue to use the Brigance IED-II (2004) for the 2013-2014 school year.  School districts wishing to order additional “Developmental Record Books” should contact the publisher, Curriculum Associates by phone through their toll-free number.  Districts should:

  1. identify that they are calling from a school district in Connecticut; and
  2. state that they are ordering the Brigance IED-II (2004) edition for the purpose of collecting data for the early childhood outcome (ECO) requirement.

Curriculum Associates staff are aware that Connecticut will be continuing to use the Brigance IED-II (2004) version for the next school year.   Any district that wishes to order the Brigance IED-III (2013) for reasons and purposes other than ECO can certainly do so.

Please ensure that appropriate staff members in the school district are notified and that the July 1, 2013 correspondence to Connecticut public school administrators, which may be accessed below, is shared as appropriate.  Questions can be directed to Maria Synodi at maria.synodi@ct.gov or at 860-713-6941.

July 1, 2013 correspondence:

The BRIGANCE® IED II (2004) and the Early Childhood Outcome (ECO)

You Can Search Topics from Past Bureau Bulletins, Bureau Blogs and Bureau Updates!

The Bureau of Special Education currently offers several resources to assist you in searching for topics discussed in past Bureau Bulletin articles, Bureau Blogs and Bureau Updates.

For topics appearing in articles from Fall 2011 through the present, please use the search feature located at the top of the current Bureau Bulletin home page: https://ctspecialednews.org/

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You may also access past editions of Bureau Blogs and Bureau Updates from September 1996 up to Summer 2008 through the Bureau of Special Education Web page: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&q=320720

It is our hope to bring each of these resources together under one easily searchable index in the future. In the meantime, we hope these resources will assist you in your research. For questions related to this article, please contact Jay Brown at 860-713-6918 or jay.brown@ct.gov.