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ECE 216 Early Childhood Observation and Assessment
Credit Hours:   3
Effective Term: Fall  2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Observation and assessment, along with planning, implementation and evaluation, form an ongoing process that is the basis for making developmentally appropriate educational decisions, informing curriculum planning, and evaluating goals for children and programs. Includes effective strategies for implementing the observation and assessment process and partnerships with families and other professionals to support each child's learning and development.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify reliable and valid child assessment tools and procedures. (CSLO 2)
2. (Comprehension Level) Understand the importance of systematic, on-going program evaluation. (CSLO 2)
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of maintaining confidentiality when observing and/or assessing a child. (CSLO 3)
4. (Comprehension Level) Define and describe child assessment and how it is used to guide developmentally appropriate decisions across the learning environment and curricula to support each child's diverse abilities, as well as the group, in their success and learning. (CSLO 4)
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the purpose, development, and implementation of individualized plans for children with diverse abilities. (CSLO 1)
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate an understanding of the influences of environmental factors, cultural and linguistic differences, and diverse learning on assessment outcomes. (CSLO 1)
7. (Evaluation Level) Apply the observation and assessment cycle to make educational decisions, inform curriculum planning, and evaluate goals for children. (CSLO 4)
8. (Synthesis Level) Develop strategies for including families and other professionals in the assessment process to support the individual needs and diverse abilities of the child's healthy development and learning. (CSLO 3)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
This course is a part of our NAEYC Accredited curriculum.