ECE215 Basics of Assessment
Lead Faculty: Dr. Enid Acosta-Tello
Course DescriptionFocus 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.
- 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.