Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 208 - Observation and Assessment of Young Children

Provides students with a broad set of observation and assessment tools and approaches. Covers guidelines and procedures of observation, documentation, and assessment. Emphasis is on analyzing and interpreting assessment results to enhance children’s learning outcomes. Establishing partnerships with families and other professionals will be discussed. Students are required to do 15 hours of field experience. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): EDUC 136 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • State the goals, benefits and guidelines of assessing young children.
  • Describe a variety of appropriate assessment tools and procedures.
  • Develop the skills of observing, documenting, and assessing children’s ideas, actions, and work.
  • Observe, record, and assess young children’s development and learning while they participate in play and activities.
  • Compile a portfolio that displays evidence of a child’s learning from various types of assessment.
  • Analyze and interpret assessment results to enhance programs and to promote children’s learning and development.
  • State the importance of collaboration with families and other professionals as it relates to assessment.
  • Identify ways of collaborating with parents as partners in the assessment and development of curriculum.
  • Know public policies and national standards pertaining assessment.

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