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ECE/207

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

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Course length

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11 Jan 2022

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Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course provides an overview of a variety of assessment techniques in early childhood education, including assessment of children with special needs. There is a focus on structured observations, use of behavioral rating scales, psycho-educational screening tests, and assessment of parent-child interactions. Formal and informal parent contacts, interviewing techniques, the use of technology in the assessment process, and referrals to school and community resources are also explored. Emphasis is placed on developmental and differentiated assessment strategies for children, birth through age eight. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Assessment Systems for Early Childhood

  • Explain the purposes of assessment in early childhood.
  • Describe the foundational principles of an assessment system.
  • Differentiate between assessment and testing.

Classroom Assessments

  • Analyze the types of differentiated and developmental assessments used with preschool and primary-grade children.
  • Summarize guidelines for conducting developmentally-appropriate observations.
  • Identify techniques for collecting, recording, compiling, and summarizing classroom and parent-child interaction assessment data.
  • Explain how to ensure the validity and reliability of checklists, rating scales, and rubrics.
  • Apply technology tools to the creation of classroom assessments.

Standardized Tests

  • Discuss the use of standardized tests in early childhood education, including psycho-educational screening.
  • Describe the role of the early childhood teacher in standardized testing.
  • Identify appropriate accommodations for standardized testing of children with special needs.

Using Assessment Data

  • Apply technology to the analysis of assessment data.
  • Discuss the use of documentation for planning differentiated instruction.
  • Analyze use of assessment data to plan instruction.
  • Apply the use of assessment data for making referrals to school and community resources.

Communicating Assessment Results to Families

  • Develop strategies for communicating assessment results in parent conferences.
  • Analyze the roles of families in screening and assessment.
  • Describe how early childhood educators collaborate with parents to apply assessment data to educational interventions.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

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During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

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