This brief provides a conceptual framework for how practitioners can use ongoing child assessment for individualization of instruction in early care and education classrooms and highlights the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure. The conceptual framework focuses on curriculum-embedded approaches to ongoing assessment and reflects a repeating cycle with four stages:
- Selecting what to assess (the assessment target) and how to assess (the assessment method),
- Implementing the assessment,
- Interpreting the assessment data, and
- Applying instructional decisions.