Oct 03, 2023
EDEC 4300 - Authentic Assessment in Early Childhood Education
Addresses documenting and assessing children’s cognitive and academic learning and their social, emotional, and physical development. Introduces a variety of observational strategies for data collecting as well as strategies for compiling, summarizing, interpreting and ethically using assessment information for authentic assessment. Knowledge of both authentic and formal assessment and issues involved in such assessments explored.
Requisites: EDEC 2301 and (EDEC 3002 or EDEC 3003 concurrent)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Describe the role of assessment in early childhood classroom.
- Discuss the importance of collaborating with children and families in the process of assessment.
- Discuss the use of portfolios as a means of gathering and organizing information about children’s development and learning.
- Explain core concepts in authentic and formal assessment.
- Explain standardized testing, appropriate uses of standardized assessments, as well as the potential limitations associated with this form of assessment.
- Identify, explain, and use specific observation and assessment strategies.
- Observe, document, and assess young children’s academic, social-emotional, communication, adaptive, and physical development.
- Utilize assessment data to influence classroom practices.
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