As you learned from our discussion this week about informal assessments and from the required readings in the text, using informal assessments to guide curriculum planning and instructional decisions allows educators to best support children’s specific strengths and needs. As explained in the Jaruszewicz (2019) text, developmentally appropriate approaches to assessment include a comprehensive, systematic, and focused look at each and every child’s specific learning and development. In this assignment you have an opportunity to explore informal assessments further in relation to the use of data to drive the creation and delivery of those assessments.
Consider the following scenario: You are an educator that has finished collecting assessment data on a child, Anna Smith, in your program or classroom. You must now must create a curriculum plan based on Anna Smith’s Assessment Evaluation.
To prepare for this assignment,
For your assignment, include the following:
The Assessment Data to Guide Practice assignment:
Jaruszewicz, C. (2019). Curriculum and methods for early childhood educators [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
NAEYC. (2009). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8 (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/position-statements/PSDAP.pdf
Resources for Early Learning. (n.d.). Early childhood assessment (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://resourcesforearlylearning.org/fm/early-childhood-assessment/ (Links to an external site.)