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Results Matter Video Library - General Interest

We wish to thank the families and early childhood education teams who have partnered with us to create the videos in the Results Matter Video Library. CDE produces these videos for professional development activities and obtains voluntary written permission from all parties who appear in these video clips.

How to Access the Videos

You can watch the clips online as they are embedded on the webpage or open them in YouTube. You have the option to download the videos for use in professional development activities. To download the .mp4 file, select the Download Video link located next to each video.

  • Open the video file in your browser by clicking on the link
  • Select the three dots on the lower right corner of the video for the option to download

View the Results Matter Video Library Catalog (PDF)

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Limitations on Video Use

  1. You may not use any of the videos on this site for commercial purposes.
  2. You may not edit, alter, transform or build upon any of the videos on this site.
  3. You may not download and re-upload a video file on this site to any website. However, you may use the YouTube share option to link to or embed the video on another website.


These videos were produced and posted to this website with voluntary written permission from all parties who appear in the videos including program staff, volunteers and parents/guardians on their own behalf and that of their children.

These videos are NOT extracted in any form from child assessment records but rather were produced by CDE for professional development activities.

For more information about the video library, please contact:

These clips were developed to be used in professional development activities to give early care and education providers an opportunity to practice observation and documentation skills.

DEC Recommended Practices 2014 (Runtime: 2:42)

Narrated by Mary McLean, the Chair of the DEC Recommended Practices Commission, this video offers an overview of the new DEC Recommended Practices. The Recommended Practices were produced through a collaboration of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, and the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Thanks to Results Matter at the Colorado Department of Education and the Desired Results access Project, funded by the California Department of Education's Special Education Division, for permission to use selected video clips. Produced by Larry Edelman.

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Child Outcomes Step by Step (Runtime: 8:42)

The U.S. Department of Education has adopted a set of three child outcomes. These outcomes address three areas of child functioning necessary for each child to be an active and successful participant at home, in the community, and in other places like a child care program or preschool.

During the design phase of Results Matter, stakeholders met to review the three child outcomes and discuss how they might be used in Colorado. The overwhelming response was that we should measure these three outcomes for all children as part of the ongoing authentic assessment process for young children in our state. The outcomes provide a way to understand the integrated nature of development and learning in the early childhood years.

Measuring progress on the outcomes helps Colorado meet federal reporting requirements for children with disabilities, state requirements for monitoring of student growth and provides a common measure to reflect results across different assessments, age groups, programs and even different state outcome data.

This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes. It is a collaborative presentation of Results Matter, Colorado Department of Education, the Desired Results access Project, Napa County Office of Education, funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division, and the Early Childhood Outcomes Center, funded by the Office of Special Education Programs.

A SPANISH VERSION OF THE CAPTIONS IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS VIDEO. To access it, select "View Video," select play, select CC, select the" languages" tab, then select "Spanish".

UNA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DE LOS SUBTITULOS DE ESTE VIDEO SE ENCUENTRA DISPONIBLE. Para acceder, seleccione "View Video", seleccionar "play" (reproducir el video), seleccione CC , seleccione la pestaña "Idiomas", a continuación seleccione "español".

PLEASE NOTE: You are free to share, copy, link, and distribute this video under the following conditions:

  • You must attribute the work in the following manner (but not in any way that suggests that the publishers endorse you or your use of the work):

    Edelman, L. (Producer). (2011). Child Outcomes Step By Step (Video). Published collaboratively by Results Matter, Colorado Department of Education; Desired Results access Project, Napa County Office of Education; and Early Childhood Outcomes Center.

  • You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
  • You may not post a copy of this video to any website.

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What Is Authentic Assessment? (Runtime: 3:02)

This video illustrates the primary features of authentic assessment, including ongoing, whole child, naturalistic, multiple perspectives, and useful.

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So Many Ways to Learn (Runtime: 3:08)

Set to music, this video illustrates the many ways that young children learn.

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