Observation & Assessment

Course Overview

Course Code: ECES-160

Department: Early Childhood Education

Credit Hours: 3.00

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This course is designed to demonstrate to the student how to do authentic, alternative, classroom-based assessment on young children. It will further provide the student with the knowledge and skills to interpret and use the information gained to plan curriculum that is responsive to and supportive of children's learning. Students will have the opportunity to engage in assessment processes through means of classroom observations, providing each student with a stronger understanding of child development skills. Students will take responsibility for using a variety of age, developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate formal and informal assessments to gather and share information on each child's skills, abilities, interests and needs, birth through age 8. Students will also demonstrate understanding of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) by performing an evaluation in a preschool classroom setting. This course includes field experiences and field observations of young children in early childhood settings. Prerequisite: ECES 111

Course Schedule


Term: Fall 2022

Section Name: ECES-160-OL01D

Location: Online

Available Seats: 6

Faculty Name: A. Myers

Min Credits: 3.00


Term: Spring 2023

Section Name: ECES-160-HF01D

Location: Main Campus

Available Seats: 25

Faculty Name: A. Myers

Min Credits: 3.00

Comments: Students are expected to contact their instructor by the end of the first day of class to communicate their preference to meet face to face or remotely. If you do not have access to computer resources or have limited internet connection outside of campus, please utilize the free computer and internet access available at the main campus and all education centers.

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