Oct 30, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDPR 230 - Planning and Assessment in Early Childhood


Fulfills a requirement in the A.S. in Early Childhood Education.
Delivery: Lecture
Ongoing child assessment through systematic observation and documentation is critical to the implementation of effective teaching which can prepare each child for success. Children in early childhood programs have different needs, strengths, experiences, and primary languages. A system of ongoing child observation and assessment will allow the teacher of young children to tailor instruction to the needs of each child, thus facilitating the early development and learning needed for school success. This course provides students with an understanding of the forms, functions, methods, and roles of assessment for planning and implementing effective early childhood programs for young children, ages birth to eight, from diverse cultures and with varied learning needs. Students will explore both quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and assessment. Students will gain an understanding of appropriate strategies for conducting, reporting, and decision making related to specific functions of observation and assessment. They will use selected assessment strategies with young children in their worksites or field placements and are expected to become competent in the use of authentic assessment strategies to describe a child’s learning strengths and instructional needs.

3 credits
Fall and Spring



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