Defend Your Position
This week Mrs. Ashland has been asked to be a part of a shared decision-making opportunity in an effort to adopt a center wide informal assessment tool that is developmentally appropriate for preschool children. Use this information to help develop your assignment Read the 3 headings and scenarios which present various current controversies in early education.
Choose one of the arguments and then choose a side of the argument to defend using your content knowledge, knowledge of developmentally appropriate assessment practices presented in Chapter 5, critical thinking and personal philosophy.Heading
1: Are Formal Standardized Tests acceptable to use in preschool?Standardized Recess ImageHeading
2: Do you think teachers are adequately prepared to use assessment data to make instructional decisions?Positive for StressHeading
3: Should there be a form of on-going informal assessment at the infant/toddler levels?
ECE Standardized Assessment schedule Chosen argument – Are Formal Standardized Tests acceptable to use in preschool?
Assessment is the ongoing process which includes collecting, synthesizing, and interpreting theinformation