Assessment and Action Research in Early Childhood Programs

Assessment and Action Research in Early Childhood Programs
Formal and informal assessment strategies and data collection procedures for evaluating children's progress; programs to enhance learning, individualize instruction, and communicate with others.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAdmittance to ECE program.
 TaughtContact Department
Course Outcomes

Understanding Parts of an Assessment

1. The student will understand major concepts, conditions, and assumptions central to assessment.

Understanding Different Assessments

2. The student will understand the characteristics, uses, advantages, and limitations of different types of assessments.

Using Assessments and Learning Outcomes

3. The student will select, construct, and use assessment strategies and instruments appropriate to learning outcomes being evaluated and to other diagnostic purposes.

Measurement Theory

4. The student will understand measurement theory and assessment-related issues, such as validity, reliability, bias and scoring concerns.

Culturally and Developmentally Relevant Assessment

5. The student will recognize the importance of culturally and developmentally relevant assessment

Formal and Informal Assessments

5. The student will appropriately use a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques to enhance his or her knowledge of learners, evaluate students' progress and performances and modify teaching and learning strategies.

Self Assessment

6. The student will use assessment strategies to involve learners in self assessment activities and, when appropriate, to help them become aware of their strengths and needs and to encourage them to set personal goals.

Evaluating Class Activities

7. The student will evaluate the effect of class activities on both individuals and the class as a whole, collecting information through observation of classroom interactions, questioning and analysis of student work.

Maintaining Records

8. The student will know how to maintain useful records of student work and performance and will communicate student progress knowledgeably and responsibly.

Partnership with Families and Professionals

Students will know about communicating regarding assessments with parents and professionals in a manner that develops partnerships and demonstrates professionalism.