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PLANNING AND

ADMINISTERING FOR
ECE
(CSZD1073)
CHAPTER 7
EVALUATION, RECORDS AND REPORTS
Introduction
Purpose of Evaluation
Assessment Tools
Summary Discussion

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Purpose of Evaluation

Purpose of evaluation is to:

Measure centers program and services


Determine staffs effectiveness
Assess childrens progress
Determine the progress toward the goals of the center
To determine the efficiency of time, costs, and energy
To have a solid basis for future planning
Staff Evaluation

Ongoing evaluation should begin when staff members are hired


Goals for the center and individual classrooms should be shared
Staff should be made aware of the evaluation process
Directors Role

Directors role is to:

Observe and analyze work of staff person


Encourage the development of that persons strengths and discourage weaknesses
Promote growth rather than to provide total on-the-job training
Observations, video taping
Develop a work plan for teacher improvement

Discussion Question
How can a director with limited resources provide
motivation for the staff to reach their potential?
Staff Evaluation (continued)

Assessments are gathered about the children and information is


gathered
Evaluation is the process of making judgments about a program or
techniques
Child Evaluation / Assessment

Assessment
Process of gathering information about children in order to make
educational decisions

Evaluation
Process of making judgments about the merits, value, or worth of
educational programs, projects, materials, or techniques
Child Assessment Methods

Appropriate materials of assessing children:

Developmental appropriateness of methods


Cultural and linguistic responsiveness of the methods
Connection of the methods to childrens daily activities
Support of the methods by professional development
Inclusion of families
Connection of the methods to specific, beneficial purposes
Child Assessment Ethics

Assessment Ethics

We shall do no harm to children is most important principles (NAEYC)


Will not put children in stressful situations
Results help in enabling families, teachers, and other professionals to plan
for childs continued growth
Assessments will not detract from other important opportunities for
children (i.e., art, physical activity)
Assessment Tools

Assessment tools:

Teacher observations
Checklists
Rating scales
Portfolios
Reports from other professionals
Standardized tests

Assessments should not drive curriculum


Teacher Observations

Running records
Anecdotal records
Notes recorded on file cards or in logbook
Teacher notes
Changes in developmental levels
Social/emotional changes
milestones
Checklists

Checklist that names behaviors toward which center objectives are


aimed.

Teacher checks whether or not the child exhibits the listed behavior

Discussion Question
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a
checklist to assess young children?
Rating Scales

Rating scales lists behaviors aimed at centers objectives and


teacher rates on a scale as to where she believes the child is
operating

Discussion Questions
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a
rating scale in assessing young children?
2. What about staff assessment?
Portfolios

Provides valuable information about each child.

Teachers anecdotal records


Notes on plans for that child
Progress reports
Reports from previous teachers, agencies, or consultants who have
worked with the child
Photos, videos, and audio tapes
Childs work sampling
Chapter Summary

An evaluation plan is an essential component of the total program


Staff
Center
Children
Accreditation is form of evaluation.
Evaluation is an ongoing process and is directly related to
maintaining and improving goals of the center.
Summary
- Summarize the content for this topic.
- You may do it with your group members.
- Discuss with the class the points that have been summarized.

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