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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Assessment in Early Childhood Education EDU 107


Varies; self-study. 

Various; distance learning format.

September 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Education (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).