ED 556 Assessment in Early Childhood Environments 4 cr.

Designed to introduce students to informal and authentic assessment techniques for young children (ages birth to 8). Observation and recording techniques for informal assessment within learning environments with a focus on growth and development across multiple domains will be presented. Attention will be given to how informal assessment can facilitate the process of building classroom community, curriculum development and partnering with parents. An overview of appropriate standardized assessment methods will be provided.