Certifications

Staff who administer and score IGDI’s must meet standards indicating that they have received the appropriate training, practiced the procedures, and passed two video calibration exercises.  Meeting these standards means that a staff member has knowledge of IGDI administration procedures and has shown the ability to record and code assessments with a high level of agreement with master codings of video-taped assessments.  Thus, children’s scores recorded by trained staff can be expected to compare favorably to those recorded by other staff similarly trained and qualified.

Certification Steps:

  1.  Complete the initial training workshop.  Training workshops are provided by Juniper Gardens Children’s Project staff and/or a designated trained IGDI coordinator at your site.
  2. Score two certification videos, achieving at least 85% reliability with our master coding of these videos.
  3. Submit an administration video for review.  Video record one of your staff administering the IGDI.  Based on the appropriate administration checklist, a certified assessor should verify that you complete at least 81% of the administration steps.  If there is not a certified assessor on site, the videotaped administration can be sent to Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, attention Susan Higgins to be checked.  If you complete less than 81% of the administration steps, review the areas needing improvement and conduct additional administrations until you reach 81%.