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Assessment Methods in Early Childhood Education

Even the smallest of learners need to be evaluated on their progress. This is essential to learn whether or not students are grasping the information you are providing them. But just how do we effectively do this without being able to formally give quizzes and tests, and applying too much pressure to young minds?
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Assessment Methods in Early Childhood Education
  • Preschool Assessment

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    First, it is important to note that not only is assessing preschool and EC progress important, but assessing the classroom and teaching methods is just as essential! Here are a number of ways to measure student and teacher success. One way to determine if students are grasping the material or having issues is by closely observing their behavior--are they bored or frustrated? These are great factors to help you learn if the work is too simple or difficult for a child.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    These printable forms are great assessment tools, able to be utilized in all preschool classrooms to determine efficiency in a number of preschool activities including letters, math, patterns, shapes, name writing, and more! These are assessment forms I definitely plan to incorporate into my classroom on a regular basis.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Pages 15 through 19 highlight different methods of assessment in an early childhood setting. While standardized testing might not be the most effective manner to measure at this point, there are several other methods of assessment. On page 18, the Assessment System diagram will help you to determine the effectiveness of the material you are teaching as well as the children's ability to absorb that information. Do they need extra help? Are they falling behind?
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Why is assessment so important? Simply stated, it is essential because it lets us know how well we are doing and if any improvements or further clarification is required at any given time. Even at an Early Childhood Education level, teachers need to learn the progress of their students. Perhaps teachers need more training, or students need extra help. A childhood and program assessment program is available on this site as well.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Five types of assessment for young children include diagnostic, formative, summative, norm-referenced, and criterion-referenced. Understanding the different types is crucial to use multiple forms of assessment to measure a student's progress. While this video does not delve into ways to assess students, it highlights the importance of each of them.
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