Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Assessment in Early Childhood Education EDU 107
September 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain the purpose, history and trends of assessment in early childhood; describe how standardized tests are used, designed, and selected for infants and young children; describe the purposes of classroom assessments and their role in developing effective classroom instruction; and discuss the importance of developing alternative reporting systems.
This course examines the use of assessment practices and strategies to improve student learning in early childhood. Special emphasis is placed on standardized tests and, more importantly, other types of assessments that are appropriate for young children, such as screening tools, observations, checklists, and rating scales.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Education (8/18).