Examines a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques used in early childhood classrooms. Emphasizes the importance of observing young children and how to use these observations. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Early Childhood Standards of Quality (ECSQ) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines for assessment will be integrated into class discussions to help students gain insight into the best practices with young children. This course is designed for present and future teachers, caregivers, home visitors, administrators and the general public who participate in decisions relating to early childhood assessment. Students in CHD-232 must enroll concurrently in CHD-233: Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education Practicum.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Portfolios must be well organized and depict the knowledge of a variety of assessment tools, both formal and informal (i.e. ASQ, ASQ-SE, Denver, COR, Checklists, Portfolios, Rating Scales) used to assess infants, toddlers and preschool children enrolled in early childhood programs. The Children and Families Program Director will evaluate submitted portfolios based on the evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in School Office.
Students wishing to receive credit for prior learning for CHD 232 must provide a well organized portfolio (see specifics under portfolio review) which depicts the use/knowledge of a variety of early childhood assessment tools, both formal and informal, used to assess infants, toddlers and preschool children.