What Parents Need to Know…About the Purpose of Early Childhood Assessment<br />By: Lara Elizabeth Marie Fox<br />Produced as a class project at WKU for <br />CFS: 294 – Fall 2009<br />
What is Assessment?<br />The process of gathering information about children from several forms of evidence, then organizing and interpreting that information <br />
Assessment Principles<br />Benefit children<br />Tailor to a specific purpose<br />Recognize reliability and validity increase with age<br />Age appropriate<br />Linguistically appropriate<br />Value parents<br />
Sources<br />DiGesu, E. (n.d.). The purpose of assessment. Retrieved from http://www. gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/onlinepd/Assessment%20&%20Evaluation/ Purpose.htm<br />Katz, L.G. (1998, January 27). A developmental approach to assessment of young children. Retrieved from http://www.kidsource.comkidsource content4/assess.development.html<br />Wortham, S.C. (2008). Assessment in early childhood education (fifth edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.<br />NOTE: All images can be found on http://www.google.com under an image search<br />
Thank You!<br />This presentation was produced as a class project at WKU for CFS 294 Assessment of Young Children – Fall 2009<br />
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