Chapter 10: Early Childhood Assessment Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
Assessment and Evaluation <ul><li>Assessment  refers to the methods of gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information ...
Types of Assessment <ul><li>Formative assessment  provides feedback during or prior to the completion of a study </li></ul...
Play-Based Assessment <ul><li>An approach that uses play activities with peers and adults in a natural setting to observe ...
Interpretation and Hypotheses <ul><li>Interpretation  is the search for meaning among isolated pieces of evidence </li></u...
Types of Assessment <ul><li>Performance-based   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on progress of individual child </li></ul></ul...
Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Goals are broad and address what a teacher hopes their children can accomplish </li></ul><ul>...
Assessments from Birth to Three <ul><li>Apgar </li></ul><ul><li>Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale </li></ul><...
Rubric <ul><li>A chart with categories used to break down the learning components of state standards or other learning goa...
Metacognition <ul><li>Child’s ability to think about how he or she thinks and learns </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill ...
Case Study Method <ul><li>A method which uses detailed description of a child’s learning and teacher’s strategies over tim...
Meta-Thinking <ul><li>The ability of a child to reflect on what that child’s body of work is like as a whole, an important...
Portfolios <ul><li>Used to document, evaluate, and make recommendations for a student over the course of a year </li></ul>...
Artifacts <ul><li>Pieces of work often included as part of a student’s portfolio </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Comp...
Goals for Good Start, Grow Smart <ul><li>To improve Head Start </li></ul><ul><li>To provide educational information to tea...
Accountability <ul><li>Accomplishing what one set out to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Due to increasing demands of accountabi...
Communicating Assessment Results <ul><li>Narrative   reporting : a written description of the child’s behaviors that inclu...
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Early Childhood Education: Learning Together
by Virginia Casper and Rachel Theilheimer
(c)2009 McGraw-Hill Publishing

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  1. 1. Chapter 10: Early Childhood Assessment Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  2. 2. Assessment and Evaluation <ul><li>Assessment refers to the methods of gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation refers to using the data collected in an assessment to inform our judgments and decisions </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  3. 3. Types of Assessment <ul><li>Formative assessment provides feedback during or prior to the completion of a study </li></ul><ul><li>Summative assessment provides feedback at the conclusion of the study </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  4. 4. Play-Based Assessment <ul><li>An approach that uses play activities with peers and adults in a natural setting to observe a child’s behavior </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  5. 5. Interpretation and Hypotheses <ul><li>Interpretation is the search for meaning among isolated pieces of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis is an educated guess about an event or problem </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  6. 6. Types of Assessment <ul><li>Performance-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on progress of individual child </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Criterion-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compares child individually or to other children against preset criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Norm-referenced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compares child’s performance to performance of children all over </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  7. 7. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Goals are broad and address what a teacher hopes their children can accomplish </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives are more specific and provide means to achieving goals </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  8. 8. Assessments from Birth to Three <ul><li>Apgar </li></ul><ul><li>Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Ages and Stages Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>The Ounce Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Bayley Scale of Infant Development </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  9. 9. Rubric <ul><li>A chart with categories used to break down the learning components of state standards or other learning goals and objectives </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  10. 10. Metacognition <ul><li>Child’s ability to think about how he or she thinks and learns </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  11. 11. Case Study Method <ul><li>A method which uses detailed description of a child’s learning and teacher’s strategies over time </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  12. 12. Meta-Thinking <ul><li>The ability of a child to reflect on what that child’s body of work is like as a whole, an important executive function </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  13. 13. Portfolios <ul><li>Used to document, evaluate, and make recommendations for a student over the course of a year </li></ul><ul><li>Can come in many shapes and sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Are an excellent source of information for both students and parents </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  14. 14. Artifacts <ul><li>Pieces of work often included as part of a student’s portfolio </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  15. 15. Goals for Good Start, Grow Smart <ul><li>To improve Head Start </li></ul><ul><li>To provide educational information to teachers and parents </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage states to develop early learning standards for all preschool learners </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  16. 16. Accountability <ul><li>Accomplishing what one set out to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Due to increasing demands of accountability, student learning is now a High Stakes Issue </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York
  17. 17. Communicating Assessment Results <ul><li>Narrative reporting : a written description of the child’s behaviors that includes observations, assessments, and recommendations </li></ul>Copyright 2010 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York

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