As you learned from our discussion this week about informal
assessments and from the required readings in the text, using informal
assessments to guide curriculum planning and instructional decisions
allows educators to best support children’s specific strengths and
needs. As explained in the Jaruszewicz (2019) text, developmentally
appropriate approaches to assessment include a comprehensive,
systematic, and focused look at each and every child’s specific learning
and development. In this assignment you have an opportunity to explore
informal assessments further in relation to the use of data to drive the
creation and delivery of those assessments.Consider the following scenario: You are an educator that has
finished collecting assessment data on a child, Anna Smith, in your
program or classroom. You must now must create a curriculum plan based
on Anna Smith’s Assessment Evaluation. To prepare for this assignment,
Review the Week 3 Instructor Guidance for additional help with this assignment.
Review Anna Smith’s Assessment Evaluation
Utilize the ECE 203 Week 3 Case Study Template to assist you with organizing this assignment
For your assignment, include the following:
Introduction (0.5 Points): Write a succinct
introduction that informs the reader of the topic of the assignment and
its organization. Remember, an effective essay introduction tells the
reader what you will say.
Assessment Observations (3 Points): In one to two
paragraphs, describe the observations that you made from the data on
Anna Smith using several examples from the assessments.
Child Observations (3 Points): In three to four
paragraphs, describe the strengths and areas of opportunity (i.e.,
weaknesses) for Anna Smith based on the assessment data.
Short-Term Goal (3 Points): In three to four
paragraphs, explain three specific instructional decisions for a
short-term goal for Anna Smith based on the data analysis.
Long-Term Goal (3 Points): In one to two paragraphs, explain one specific long-term goal for Anna Smith based on the data analysis.
Conclusion (0.5 Points): Write a succinct conclusion
that informs the reader of the main points from the assignment.
Remember, an effective essay conclusion tells the reader what you have
said in a summary.
The Assessment Data to Guide Practice assignment:
Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length or six to eight
slides in length (not including title and references pages, but
including the completed observation checklist) and formatted according
to APA style .
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view this Help! Need ArticleLinks to an external site. tutorial, which can help you find a good starting place for your research.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site.
table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you
have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this
assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the
final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a
Must document any information used from sources in APA style
Must include a separate references page that is formatted
according to APA style