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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Assessment in Early Childhood Education (ECE 410)

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the purposes of assessment in early childhood and how infants and young children are assessed; describe elements of a comprehensive assessment system for children of all ages; explain how assessment results are used for instruction and evaluate the instructional program; discuss how the assessment process should be implemented during the school year with school-age children; describe how test scores are reported and how and when they should be shared with parents; evaluate the pros and cons of standardized testing, as well as other types of objective assessments; discuss development and maintenance of checklists, rating scales, and rubrics; describe types of assessments used with pre-school and primary grade children; relate the crafting of quality portfolio assessments used with pre-school and primary grade children; relate the crafting of quality portfolio assessments; and describe model portfolio assessment and reporting systems. .


This is an introductory course in assessment of early childhood settings with a focus on implementation of quality instruction to enhance learning and increase students' understanding of the critical role of valid and reliable classroom assessment to support learning in the classroom. Students explore how to evaluate assessment data for instructional decision-making. Major topics include various types of assessment including formative, summative, authentic, and traditional.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/18) (7/23 revalidation).