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Student Assessment & Developmentally Appropriate Practices - Chapter Summary
Whether you're learning about student assessment and Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) for the first time or want to strengthen your existing knowledge, this chapter can help! Entertaining lessons closely examine various types of assessments, DAP's guidelines for effective teaching, testing bias in assessments and much more. All lessons are available 24/7 to help you study whenever your schedule permits. Short quizzes and a practice exam effectively test your comprehension of this subject area. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:
- Define Developmentally Appropriate Practices in education
- List DAP's 12 principles of child development and learning
- Discuss DAP's strategies for effective teaching
- Differentiate between assessing preschoolers and elementary-aged children
- Identify tools and methods of student assessment in the classroom
- Describe ecological assessments used to help students with special needs
- Share various assessment procedures for English language learners
- Provide ways to assess gifted and talented students
- Explain cultural bias, testing bias and language differences in assessments
1. Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) in Early Education
Developmentally appropriate practices are at the core of early education. This lesson explains the history, tenets, and three core considerations of developmentally appropriate practices.
2. DAP: Twelve Principles of Child Development & Learning
The National Association for the Education of Young Children has put forth 12 principles of child development and learning. This lesson will review these principles and provide examples of how they can be applied in education.
3. DAP: Strategies for Effective Teaching
DAP is a buzzword in education, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, we'll explore DAP, including what it is, the five essential guidelines for effective teaching, and the ten effective teaching strategies that fall under DAP.
4. Early Childhood & Preschool Assessment Procedures
Why should very young children be assessed? This lesson will cover the differences between assessing preschoolers vs. elementary-aged children, and different types of assessments that can be used.
5. Student Assessment in the Classroom: Tools & Methods
Assessment is one of the most important things you will do in your classroom, as it drives your instruction and helps you meet each student's needs. This lesson will introduce you to some tools and methods for assessment.
6. Special Education and Ecological Assessments
An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.
7. Assessment Procedures for English-Language Learners
Students who speak English as a second language need specialized instruction and assessment. This lesson describes assessment procedures for English-language learners and explains how to use these results in the classroom.
8. Assessing Gifted & Talented Students
This lesson defines what it means for a student to be gifted and talented. It also discusses the assessments used to determine if a student meets state-mandated requirements for entering a gifted and talented program.
9. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments
Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.
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Other chapters within the Education 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education course
- History & Theories of Early Childhood Education
- Typical & Atypical Early Childhood Development
- Programs & Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
- Social & Cognitive Development in Infants & Toddlers
- Early Childhood Education for Preschool & Kindergarten
- Instructional Strategies for Early Childhood Education
- Student Diversity & Equality
- Family & Community Involvement in Childhood Education
- Professional Development & Organizations in Early Childhood Education
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