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Assessment in Pre-K
Transcript of Assessment in Pre-K
September 25, 2012
EDEC 6010 Assessment in Pre-K Why Assess Young Children? Assessment in Pre-K helps to evaluate children's growth.
Assessing students helps the teacher to see what students know and shows the critical skills that need to be taught. The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
Test is given verbally
No reading required
4 pictures on a page
Child is given one word
Point to the correct one or say the number by the picture What skills should be assessed? Language and Literacy
Social and Emotional Development
Health and Physical Development What types of assessments are there? What is Assessment?
Assessments measure student's learning and development Single Domain Assessments- focus on a single domain (i.e., cognitive, language)
Multiple Domain Assessments- measure more than one developmental domain (i.e., language and physical development)
Screening Assessments- used to screen and diagnose delays, disabilities, giftedness, and other exceptionalities Child Assessments
The Work Sampling System (WSS)
Bayley Scales of Infant Development
Battelle Developmental Inventory
Brigance Inventory of Early Development
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)
Teacher Rating of Oral Language and Literacy (TROLL)
The Ounce Scale
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment
Assesses social-emotional development
Evaluates the frequency of 27 positive behaviors Key considerations for designing and implementing instruction:
The person administering the assessment should be sufficiently trained
The assessment should meet the needs of the student What do you do with the data you collected after assessment? The results from assessment inform teachers about children's attainment of developmental milestones and learning.
Assessment guides instruction. For Example:
Student chooses to do a task that is challenging...
The student shows patience or does not Resources:
Ackerman, D, and Barnett, W.S., 2006. Increasing the Effectiveness of Pre-K Programs. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, National Institute for Early Education Research.
Barnett, W. S., 2006. A Review of the Reason Foundation’s Report on Preschool and Kindergarten. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, National Institute for Early Education Research.
Genishi, Celia. (Ed.). (1992). Ways of assessing children and curriculum: Stories of early childhood practice. New York: Teachers College Press. ED 365 474. It is important to remember that each child has unique needs and capabilities and use assessments that meet those needs.
http://www.pre-kpages.com/student-assessment/ Resources Cont.