Jun 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDEC 412 - Responsible Childhood Assessment

Exploration and application of childhood assessment, birth-elementary with emphasis on responsibility, ethics, purpose, decision-making, and alignment; designed to impact individual learning outcomes, professional implementation, and program improvement. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring).

Prerequisite: EDEC 306.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate methods of working with children to self- assessment and set goals in developmentally appropriate ways. 1.2
  • Demonstrate strategies for partnering effectively with all stakeholders to inform and enhance support for children’s learning through listening, observing, and data collection. 2.1
  • Identify a variety of assessment methods (formal and informal) used from birth through elementary school, designed to provide information about children, teaching, and programs. Program Standard.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to evaluate and use standardized assessment tools, and integrate standardized data with other assessment data. 2.5
  • Distinguish between assessment methods, targets, and the intended purposes. Program Standard.
  • Implement assessments within specified categories, as well as interpret and communicate the resulting data. Program Standard.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to use developmentally and culturally appropriate practices to observe, record, and assess young children’s development and learning. 3.5
  • Consider theory, research, assessment information, and perspectives of others to make informed decisions about instructional strategies and program content. 5.1
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of the teacher in assessing and referring children and families to appropriate community health or social service agencies when necessary. 5.4
  • Demonstrate understanding of informal and formal assessment strategies for the purpose of setting goals and planning appropriate programs, environments, and interactions, and adapting for individual differences. 5.5
  • Select appropriate assessment tools based on intended purpose, reliability, and validity. Program Standard.
  • Propose and/or construct assessments tools which are aligned with the intended purpose. Program Standard.

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