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Common Developmental and Ongoing Assessment Tools and Formats

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What is observation? Observing children in their natural environment over time allows teachers to gather and document evidence of growth in a child.

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  • Mangione, P. L., Osbourne, T., & Mendenhall, H. (2019). What's next? YC: Young Children, 74(3), 20-25.

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What are Anecdotoal Notes?

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What is a Running Record?

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  • Running record. (2015). In S. Elborn, Handbook of teaching reading: More than phonics. London, UK: UKLA.

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How photos and videos are used as an assessment tool:

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What is work sampling or portfolio?

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  • Portfolio and work sampling systems. (2013). In S. M. Benner, & J. C. Grim, Assessment of young children with special needs: A context-based approach. New York, NY: Routledge.

What are developmental checklists?

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What are developmental milestones?

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Systematic, Ongoing Assessment Systems and Screenings

Teaching Strategies GOLD

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High Scope Child Observation Record (COR)

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Work Sampling System

  • What it is: An early childhood assessment tool that allows teachers to evaluate seven domains (personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, the arts, physical development, health and safety) in children ages 3 through third grade.
  • Website: https://www.pearsonassessments.com/campaign/wso-for-nyc.html

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Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

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Child Development Inventory (CDI)

  • What it is: Measures children's present development (ages 1 to 6) in six areas: social, self help, gross motor, fine motor, expressive language, language comprehension, letters, and numbers.
  • Website: https://childdevelopmentreview.com/cdi-research

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The Ounce Scale

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Brigance Screening

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Denver Developmental Screening Test

  • What it is:  An assessment designed for children from 0-6 that compares children to a normative standard to identify children who may not be meeting developmental milestones.
  • Website: N.A.

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Developmental Profiles (DP)

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Early Screening Profiles

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Devereaux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)

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