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- Course Text: Assessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning
- Chapter 8, “Using Assessment Information”
- Chapter 11, “Communicating and Collaborating Using Assessment Processes and Results”
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (n.d.). Partnering with families [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttps://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 12 minutes.
This round table discussion focuses on why family involvement is essential to learning and assessment.Accessible player–Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload Audio
- Web Article: “Family Outcomes at the End of Early Intervention”
- Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2 and 3 paragraphs in length.
- Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.
- Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see which question you are responding to.
Professionals must develop plans for gathering and using assessment data. Select three of the strategies presented on pages 139–142 of Assessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning, and explain how each strategy that you selected can be used to provide ongoing support for children’s development and learning.
How and what professionals communicate regarding assessment data will vary according to the purpose of the assessment and how the data is likely to be utilized. Review pages 204–210 ofAssessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning and explain how assessment data can be used within different contexts and for different purposes.
According to the DVD segment, “Partnering with Families,” communicating with families is an essential part of quality assessment practices. Review pages 194–205 of Assessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning and the DVD segment, “Partnering with Families.” Put yourself in the place of a parent of a young child. Describe how you would like to be involved in the assessment process and explain which reporting strategy or strategies that you would like your child’s teacher to use to communicate information about your child to you and why.