ech547 | Graduate
Early Childhood Assessment Strategies
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Role of Assessment
- Analyze the role of assessment in the early childhood classroom as it relates to designing and implementing effective programs and practices.
- Identify the key elements of assessment in an early childhood classroom.
- Identify the key terminology used in early childhood assessment.
Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Assessment
- Analyze how historical, social, and cultural aspects of assessment have had an impact on current issues and trends in early childhood assessment.
- Identify the legal and ethical aspects of assessment.
Assessment Tools and Approaches
- Conduct observations of children in classrooms, homes, and communities where there is access to play and formal learning experiences.
- Examine a range of assessment tools and approaches for gathering, documenting, interpreting, and analyzing assessment results.
- Identify how to interpret observations and reflect on their significance.
Assessment Tools and Approaches (cont.)
- Analyze the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of assessment tools and approaches.
- Identify valid assessment tools and approaches that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate.
- Examine the use of assistive technology as an assessment tool.
- Identify the significance of creating assessment partnerships with families and colleagues.
- Analyze methods for positively communicating with families and colleagues when reporting assessment results.
Uses of Assessment
- Examine how to use assessment results to make curricular modifications.
- Analyze the use of assessment results to plan instructional strategies and activities.
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