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  1. Title Page Paun Elementary August 17, 2014 6:00-7:00

  2. Agenda • Assessment Type • Administration of Assessment • Legal Considerations • Involvement • Expectations/Outcomes • Interactive Activity • Evaluation • Bibliography

  3. Assessment Type Educators assess young children to see how they are developing and to ensure how the programs children attend contribute to the children’s growth. (Highscope, 2014) ***The Assessment given to your child will be interactive with the classroom teacher. ***The teacher will record on paper how your child performed recognizing -The Alphabet -Numbers 1-10 -Shapes: triangles, squares, circles, and diamond -Drawing a picture of themselves

  4. Administration of Assessment • The classroom teacher will show the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and shapes on cards to the student. • The teacher will then record the letter, numbers, and shapes the students know. • The assessment will be given to the student the first week of September, January, and May.

  5. Legal Considerations • The results of the assessment will be shared with the parents or legal guardians of the students, as well as other grade level teachers and support staff • The primary reasons for assessment are to screen for disabilities, to assess kindergarten readiness; to assist in developing curriculum and daily activities; to evaluate the effectiveness of a project or a program; and to provide feed back to parents. (Bowers, 2014)

  6. Involvement • Parent teacher conferences will be held in October and March to review your child’s assessment. • Parents are encouraged to help their child with their daily homework. • Volunteers such as tutors from our community will be able to help students after school.

  7. Expectations/ Outcomes • The assessment given to your child will assist us in monitoring your child's progress, as well as creating individualized instructional level, targeting areas in need of improvement. • The assessment will be used to help us ensure that your child is reaching his/her academic potential.

  8. Interactive Activity • Parents please join us in reviewing the assessment. • Completed surveys will be greatly appreciated.

  9. Evaluation • Parents please fill out the survey on our parents night. 1. The assessment night has given me the tools to better assist my child at home. Strongly Agree Agree Do Not Agree 2. This assessment night was very informative about my child’s assessment. Strongly Agree Agree Do Not Agree 3. Please make comments and/or suggestions on assessment night. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

  10. Bibliography • " 2 Purposeful Assessment ." Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008 . • Bentzen, Warren R. (2009) Seeing Young Children A guide to Observing and Recording Behavior. • Bowers, Susan, PhD. (April 2014). Assessing Young Children: What’s New, and Where Are We Headed? Retrieved from http://www.//earlychildhood news.com/earlychildhood • Highscope. “Child Assessment”. http.//highscope.org.