What Parents Need to Know About the Purpose of Assessment By: Brittney McLimore Produced as a class project at WKU for CFS...
Assessment is… <ul><li>The ongoing process of gathering, analyzing, and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consis...
The Purpose of Assessment <ul><li>To gather evidence of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Used to place young children in infant ...
Different forms of assessment <ul><li>Performance task </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom quizzes  </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios o...
Why Parents Need to Know <ul><li>They need to know about their child’s learning progress so that they can know the areas t...
Parents are needed  <ul><li>Parents have an important role in the assessment process so it is important for them to unders...
Principles for Assessment <ul><li>Assessment should use multiple sources of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment shou...
Assessment Benefits the Child <ul><li>Assessment is mainly used to determine whether the child is developing normally or e...
Assessment <ul><li>Methods of assessments are matched with the level of mental, social, and physical development at each s...
Conclusion <ul><li>Parents need to be informed that their child is being assessed. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need to have ...
References <ul><li>Prep to year 10 assessment – assessment advice. (2006, July). Department  of education and early childh...
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What Parents need to know about the purpose of assessment

  1. 1. What Parents Need to Know About the Purpose of Assessment By: Brittney McLimore Produced as a class project at WKU for CFS 294- Fall 2009
  2. 2. Assessment is… <ul><li>The ongoing process of gathering, analyzing, and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgments to improve future student learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Purpose of Assessment <ul><li>To gather evidence of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Used to place young children in infant or early childhood programs or to provide special services </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to describe what the child has achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Program planning </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  4. 4. Different forms of assessment <ul><li>Performance task </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios of student work </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher observations </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized test </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Parents Need to Know <ul><li>They need to know about their child’s learning progress so that they can know the areas that their child needs additional assistance in. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Parents are needed <ul><li>Parents have an important role in the assessment process so it is important for them to understand the purpose of the assessment that is being done on their child. </li></ul><ul><li>Infants and toddlers can’t understand their developmental progress so it is up to the parents and caregivers to be able to supply this information to the teachers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Principles for Assessment <ul><li>Assessment should use multiple sources of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment should benefit the child and improve learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment should involve the child and family. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment should be fair for all children. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assessment Benefits the Child <ul><li>Assessment is mainly used to determine whether the child is developing normally or exhibits delay and may need assistance or intervention. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments should not be used unless they benefit the child or enhance their learning in some way. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assessment <ul><li>Methods of assessments are matched with the level of mental, social, and physical development at each stage of their growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment is needed because the developmental change in young children can be very rapid, so there is a need to assess them to determine whether their development is progressing normally. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Parents need to be informed that their child is being assessed. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need to have some kind of input in the assessment process. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need to know the purpose or reason that their child is being assessed. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need to have the results of the assessment discussed with them. </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>Prep to year 10 assessment – assessment advice. (2006, July). Department of education and early childhood development. Retrieved December 6, 2009, from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/assessment/prep toyear10/assessadvice/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Wortham, S. C. (2008). Assessment in early childhood education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. </li></ul>

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