Tracelines are Web-based articles about the conceptual and operational frameworks for guiding the conduct of TRACE activities. These electronic journal articles also include research findings from TRACE studies. Our Web-based journal articles present information on TRACE related practices, and provide a forum for advanced understanding of child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices.
Snapshots include findings from studies and profiles and analyses of state and local early intervention and preschool special education child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination data and practices, and findings from TRACE studies and investigations.
Milemarkers are bibliographies of published papers and reports that are especially useful for understanding the purposes and functions of child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices. Milemarkers include sources of information from both early intervention and preschool special education as well as other fields of inquiry (e.g., social marketing) that inform the development and conduct of TRACE activities.
Cornerstones are practice-based research syntheses on topics related to child find, early identification, referral, and eligibility determination. These syntheses involve systematic analysis and integration of small bodies of research that have investigated the same or similar practices leading to the same or similar outcomes. The preparation of the Cornerstones is done in a manner that establishes the way in which the particular characteristics or components of practices and models are related to specific outcomes.
Endpoints are nontechnical summaries of practice-based research syntheses. Endpoints describe the practice that constituted the focus of analysis and inform the reader about the extent to which available research evidence supports the use of the practice. These summaries, written in a user-friendly, newspaper article format, are designed for non-researchers, including practitioners and parents.
TRACE Practice Guides include descriptions of methods and procedures for implementing evidence-based child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices.