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GRAD > ECHD > 622

Observing, Documenting and Assessing in Early Childhood/Early Intervention

This is an introduction to early childhood measurement and assessment techniques. The course covers fundamentals of psychometric theory, structure and uses of standardized tests and skills for alternative classroom assessment techniques for child study. The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in assessment are identified and practiced. Candidates learn about goals, benefits, and uses of assessment. They systematically observe, document, and use effective assessment strategies in responsible ways-in partnership with families and other professionals- to positively influence childrens development and learning. This course requires 10 hours of clinical observation in various settings, including natural settings (home, day car, Head Start) and medical settings.

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