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ECE215 Basics of Assessment

Lead Faculty: Dr. Enid Acosta-Tello

Course Description

Focus on appropriate use of observation and assessment instruments to document development and learning in all domains in order to plan appropriate child-centered curriculum and effective instructional strategies for typical and atypical children.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize the essential reasons for observation and assessment
  • Explain the basic components in the process of assessment as a cycle
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical responsibilities related to the assessment and observation process including confidentiality.
  • Articulate the value of involving families and other professionals in the observation and assessment process.
  • Identify developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate assessment instruments including recording of observations, rating systems and interpretation of data.
  • Design child-centered developmentally appropriate lessons to plan instructional strategies using observation and assessment information for typical and atypical children.
  • Apply an interweaving of observation and assessment into a child-centered curriculum which shows competence in selection of instructional strategies designed to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment, under supervision, within a preschool setting.