Reate an Assessment for Young Children (7)

Assessment for Young Children
Assessment is a process through which professionals collect and analyze data to help gain an understanding of childrenas development and program effectiveness. It is an important part of an early childhood program which must be planned to align with programmatic goals. There are many theories about assessing and documenting the progress of young children. In this weekas activity, you will consider the purpose of assessment, ethics involved in choosing and applying the most appropriate instrument, and how to match assessments with desired outcomes.
Responsible assessment is described as practices that are ethically grounded and supported by sound professional standards. Research and locate these professional standards. Assessments should be linked to programas goals. Jot down ways to ensure that assessments are linked to your programas goals.

Create an Assessment for Young Children (7)

Activity Description:
For this week, you will have reflected on assessment, the essential component of effective early childhood programming. For this assignment, reflect on what you have learned about assessment and early learning.

Utilizing various resources, research age-appropriate assessments that record and measure the developmental progress of young children. Then design a developmental checklist or rating scale (forced-choice, semantic differential, or numerical) that is meant to be used as an assessment tool in your center. Your checklist or rating scale must include appropriate markers to align with the theories that guide the educational program at the center you are planning for your final signature assignment. Include in your assessment:
a? The statement of focus (introduce the topic and purpose of the assessment).
a? Motor, speech, cognitive, and social/emotional markers for each age
a? You may browse other checklists on the web but remember that the final product needs to reflect the various areas of development mentioned here, be congruent with the material in the text, and of course must be written in your own words and unique style.
a? Your checklist or rating scale should also be designed as an easy-to-use, organized format.
a? Conclusion
Length: 3-5 pages not including title and reference pages.
References: Minimum of five (5) scholarly resources.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.