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ECPK 307 - Observational Assessment to Inform Individualized Instructional Goals, Birth-K

(1 credit)
Prerequisite: ECED 230; and ELED 120 or PSYC 224; and ECED 280; and SPED 218, which may be taken concurrently; and admission to Early Education and Care professional education program; and minimum overall and major GPA of 2.5; or consent of instructor
This is the first module in the three-credit course ECPK 322 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood, Birth-K. In this one-credit course, students will learn to record observations that are full of useful detail and free of bias and conjecture. They will explore issues of ethical assessment practices and decision-making, including children with special needs or nontraditional cultural or language backgrounds, and how to judge the reliability and validity of assessment results and observational evidence. They will also learn how to use assessment evidence to design curriculum and activities tailored to the known characteristics of the children served and their needs, and how to capture the outcomes of such instruction in authentic ways.