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My school district uses ASQ-3 as a screening tool to assess the need for special education. Instead of parents completing the form, the evaluator fills it out. This person does not know the child and spends only 15-60 minutes with the child. What are your thoughts on this practice?

ASQ-3 (and ASQ:SE-2) questionnaires are primarily designed to be completed by parents. A caregiver/teacher who spends at least 20 hours a week with the child may also complete the questionnaires. It is important that the person completing the questionnaire is familiar with the child's skills. A professional unfamiliar…

Can the ASQ-3 be used as a criterion-referenced tool to supplement information gained from standardized testing, which is a requirement for special education eligibility where I work?

ASQ-3 is a standardized tool, but not a criterion-referenced tool. It certainly can be used to add information to an eligibility evaluation—specifically adding skills the child can do and others than they still need assistance with, as well as providing parent input.

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