CDEV 73 Observing and Assessing Young Children (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning to join with families and professionals in promoting children's success. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored.
C-ID ECE 200
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Compare the purpose, value, and use of formal and informal observation and assessment strategies and ethical implications within cultural and social contexts in early childhood settings.
- Outcome 2: Describe and evaluate the characteristics, strengths and limitations of common assessment tools with all children's developmental, cultural and linguistic charactcristics.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate systematic observation methods to provide data to assess the impact of the environment, interactions and curriculum on all domains of children's learning and development.
- Outcome 4: Assess the value of partnerships with families and other professionals in utilizing interpretations of observational data to inform teaching responses and strategies.
- Outcome 5: Embed activities related to assessment within play-based environments, curriculum and care routines for typically and atypically developing children.