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What can you learn about a child from the Brigance assessment report?

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The Brigance report is a standardized educational tool used to identify strengths and weaknesses in language, motor, self-help, social, emotional and cognitive skills in children. It also helps identify early learning delays. The Brigance test compares each child’s results with the performance of other examinees of the same age group.

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The Brigance assessment is used by schools to screen children in prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade, and the individual results are then compared to the average scores of others in the same age group. This standardized test is given in a one-on-one setting, with a child and an educator, and covers a variety of topics including language development, science and math proficiencies and gross motor skills. The test is then scored and compared to a national average to indicate if the student is above, below or of average ability.

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