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Q. What are "crosswalks"?
A. ECO "crosswalked" some of the most commonly used assessment tools in Part C and Part B Preschool to the three Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) child outcomes. The crosswalks show which items or areas on assessments tools address each of the three outcomes. The crosswalks were developed because most currently available assessment tools are organized around domains. As noted above, domains are not the same as functional outcomes (see question: How do functional outcomes differ from domains?). In developing crosswalks, we have applied a consistent set of rules to map assessment tool content to the outcome content. The crosswalks are not meant to be used as a checklist to determine level of functioning in an outcome area.
- For background information on the crosswalks, see the introduction document:
- For links to the available crosswalks, see:
- For information about the specific rules used in the development of crosswalks or to request draft crosswalks not posted online, contact: