This course is an introduction to formal and informal assessment strategies and their application to work with young children. The emphasis is on observing, recording and using authentic performance-based assessment, communicating assessment results to colleagues and parents, and applying assessment data to curriculum planning.
- Analyze assessment and screening tools for cultural biases
- Applies commercially available tools and assessment systems in diverse early childhood environments.
- Describes techniques to improve the assessment of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Identifies the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of performing assessments and screenings.
- Knows the principles and techniques of observation, assessment, and screening appropriate for a beginning teacher.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.