Gesell Assessment System Examiner Levels

Below we outline the journey of a GDO-R Examiner, from the foundational trained examiner to the National Lecture Staff designation. At each level, a different set of skills is expected opening up a new set of opportunities for using and teaching others to use the GDO-R.  

GDO-R Examiner Level 1

25%

2.5-6-Year Old Examiner

Level 1 Examiners have trained in basic administration and analysis of results of the GDO-R assessment, but Gesell has not assessed their aptitude and strongly recommends that they complete Level 2 before being hired to deliver assessments to children.

● Satisfactory completion of a Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised 2.5 - 6 Administration and Results Workshop

● At least 20 2.5 - 6-year-old practice assessments have been completed

● Up to date with renewal requirements

6-9-Year-Old Examiner (optional)

● Satisfactory completion of the GDO-R 2.5-6 Examiner criteria

● Satisfactory completion of a GDO-R 6-9 Administration and Results online training

● At least 20 6-9-year-old practice assessments have been completed

● Up to date with renewal requirements

GDO-R Examiner Level 2

50%

Experienced GDO-R Examiner

Level 2 Examiners are approved by Gesell to administer the GDO-R assessment through outside entities, but not through Gesell directly.

● Satisfactory completion of all Level 1: GDO-R Examiner criteria

● A total of at least 75 2.5-6 and/or 6-9-year-old assessments have been completed

● Satisfactory completion of the following webinars:
     ● Beyond Admissions and Placement: How to use the GDO-R for Curriculum Planning and Individualized Instruction
     ●  Gesell Early Screener (GES) Administration and Scoring Webinar
     ● How to Virtually Administer the Gesell Assessment System Webinar


● Acceptance by Gesell based on submission of a Candidate Application Form


GDO-R Examiner Level 3

75%

Qualified GDO-R Examiner

Qualified GDO-R Examiners are approved to offer official GDO-R assessments, through the Gesell Program in Early Childhood directly.

● Satisfactory completion of all Level 2: GDO-R Examiner criteria

● A total of at least 150 2.5-6 and/or 6-9-year-old assessments have been completed

Acceptance by Gesell based on submission of a Candidate Application Form including,
      ● Interview
      ● 2 approved completed CRF's
      ● Video of candidate satisfactorily administering the GDO-R

GDO-R Examiner Level 4

100%

National Lecture Staff

National Lecture Staff Qualified Examiners are the only qualified examiners approved to offer official Gesell Program in Early Childhood Assessment System workshops. 

● Satisfactory completion of all Level 3: GDO-R Examiner criteria

● Satisfactory completion of 2 GDO-R Workshops (live or online) led by 2 different trainers, in the past 5 years.

Acceptance by Gesell based on submission of a Candidate Application Form including,

     ● Interview
     ● Video of candidate satisfactorily teaching someone, as in a workshop format, how to administer any one of the following tasks (live review can be scheduled at candidate's request and expense):
          ● Cubes
          ● Copy Forms
          ● Incomplete Man

● Satisfactory completion of a co-presentation of a GDO-R Workshop in partnership with an assigned NLS mentor 


● To maintain NLS status, Level 4 Examiners must:

       ● Annually submit a new signed Policies and Procedures Handbook and letter of agreement.
       ● Annually, lead one or more GDO-R trainings.
       ● Maintain a high level of understanding of GDO-R theory and practice.
       ● Receive consistently high evaluations from training participants.
       ● Reflect on feedback and incorporate suggested improvements into their own training protocol,              as requested by Gesell leadership.
       ● Annually, participate in one GDO-R training led by a fellow NLS and offer feedback.

See here a full description of the NLS role and qualifications.

*Criteria may be amended and/or waived for veteran assessors or for other circumstances at the discretion and approval of The Gesell Program in Early Childhood.