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ECED& 190 - Observation and Assessment

3 Credits


Collect and record observation and assessment data in order to plan for and support the child, the family, the group, and the community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions, and communicating findings.

Fees

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Evening

Designed to Serve Professional-technical students in the early childhood program and current early childhood teachers and providers.
Active Date 20200326T12:04:35

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 36
Contact Hours: Lecture 33
Total Contact Hours 33
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
PLA Eligible New Option

Course Outline
I. Introduction to observation and Assessment

II. Characteristics and observable signs of growth, development, learning and social behaviors.

III. Avoiding bias, judgements, and assumptions in observations and assessments.

IV. Collecting factual, descriptive data

V. Tools for observation and assessment; including running records, anecdotal records, checklists, time and event sampling, portfolios, developmental continuums and other tools.

VI. Interpreting and reflecting on data

VII. Professional ethics and etiquette related to observation and assessment.

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe reasons for collecting observation and assessment data.
 
Washington State Core Competencies - I. Child Growth & Development 2.e | III. On-going Measurement of Child Progress 2.d, 2.f Understands that children’s developmental milestones should be observed and monitored

Identify indicators of growth, development, learning and social behaviors in all children.
 
WSCC - III. On-going Measurement of Child Progress 2.e, 3.a, 3.c

Identify techniques for avoiding bias, judgments, and assumptions in observations.
 
WSCC - I. Child Growth & Development 2.d | III. On-going Measurement of Child Progress 2.a, 3.f

Collect factual, descriptive data using a variety of assessment tools and strategies. 
 
WSCC - III. On-going Measurement of Child Progress 2.b | II. Program Planning & Development 2.g

Document and analyze assessment data for use in planning curriculum for individual and groups of children. 
 
WSCC - I. Child Growth & Development 2.f | III. On-going Measurement of Child Progress 2.c, 3.b | V. Health, Safety & Nutrition, Responding to Health Needs of Children 2.g | VII: Program Planning & Development 3.f

Describe and demonstrate professional ethics and etiquette that applies to the collection and communication of observation data. WSCC III. On-going Measurement of Child Progress 1.d and VIII. Professional Development and Leadership- Professionalism in Practice 1.g, 2.f, 3.c, 3.d



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