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Assessments in Preschool

Agenda

4:00 4:15

A,S&Qs in the Preschool Classroom

4:15 4:30

How Assessments are Administered in the Classroom

4:30 4:40

Legal Consideration and Confidentiality

4:40 5:00

Professionals, Parents and Community Involvement

5:00 5:20

Expectations & Outcomes through Assessments

5:20 5:40

Activity set up : Block area/Play dough table and Sticker Art

5:40 6:00

Evaluation Slip

6:00 6:10

Bibliography :Erik Erikson/ Vygotsky

6:10 6:30

Diversity in the Pre school Classroom

A,S&Q,s in the Pre School Classroom

Our preschool has been using the A,S&Q,s for 5 years. The A,S&Qs are
an easy assessment to use for the students in my class. The assessment tool
covers the areas of cognitive , communication skills, large and fine motor
development. The assessment tool uses the rubric rating scale that tells the
level of where the childs developmental abilities are. The assessment tool
also lets the teacher know in what areas the child needs help to grow .

How the Assessment is Administered in the


Classroom and Playground

While the children are playing in areas of the classroom, the teacher
walks around to listen to conversations among the children. She then takes
a few notes. The teacher also sits down and engages in conversations and in
shares the childs playtime. She then goes to her notes and records what
she has written.

The teacher invites the child to play with her at the table. The teacher has
some tools that she uses such as crayons, paper, a 6 piece puzzle, a paper
ball, and a big rubber ball. The teacher will use these tools to find out how
well the child can attend to tasks that she asks of the child. After the teacher
is all done she can add up the scores of the rating scale.

Legal Consideration and Confidentiality

When anyone is observing in the classroom it is most important that they


practice confidentiality with the families and staff of the school. The
observer must use professional ethics by conducting themselves
appropriately around the staff and children. No one should be made to feel
uncomfortable while in the presence of the observer who is doing the
assessment. The parents need to know that the assessment does not
determine where the child stands academically. The assessment information
should only be shared with the families and only with professionals as
needed.

Professionals, Parents and Community


Involvement
The assessments can help the teacher find the areas where the child still
needs grow in. The teacher can then make changes to her lesson plan to
accommodate the childs needs. The pre school director can also order
supplies for the classroom to enhance the learning environment so that the
children will benefit in all areas of growth. The Charter school Principle
can share some of the information about what the school provides in the
areas of academic, social& emotional and motor skills development for the
children of the pre school classroom.

Expectations &Outcomes through Assessments

The teachers goal and expectations over the assessment is to find the
areas of growth that the child still needs help in and to build on those areas
so that the child may excel in all areas of growth. The parents need to know
that their child is receiving the best instruction and help that is possible for
their child to be sucsessful. The professionals would like to see that the
scores are good at the end of the year to ensure that the school is following
the guidelines of early learning standards.

Activity Set-up Blocks/ Play Dough/Sticker Art

Two tables will be set up for play dough and sticker art. The play dough
table will consist of cookie cutters, rolling pins play dough scissors and
textured templates and different colors of play dough. The sicker art table
will consist of stickers and paper with paper plates for trash.
Blocks will be put on the floor for the parents to use for building.
( Large & Fine motor Skills) The parents will use the play dough to
squeeze in their hands, roll it on the table and use the cookie cutters to
make shapes.
(Fine Motor Skills) Parents will peel the sticker off the paper and stick it to
a small sheet of paper to create art.
(Cognitive & Large Motor skills)Parents will use the big blocks to work
together and build a city or town.

Evaluation
How was the information presented ?

Excellent

Good

Do you feel you gained information ?

Yes

No

Would you recommend using this assessment ? Yes


Were you satisfied with the presentation ?
Suggestions :

Yes

No
No

Poor

Bibliography
Erik Erikson:
(Eriksons psychosocial theory defines eight stages of personality development
that cover the entire life span. Each stage imposes what Erikson called a
psychosocial crisis which the individual must adequately resolve if he or she is
to develop in an optimal fashion.)
(Seeing Young Children) A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior
Sixth Edition /Warren R. Bentzen Chapter 2/ page 46 / paragraph 3
Vygotsky:
(Vygotskys perspective on cognitive development is a social cultural or
contextual one. He believed that a childs development is a product of his or her
culture and that thought, language and reasoning processes develop through
social interactions with other people, especially parents.)
(seeing Young Children) A guide to Observing and recording Behaviors
Sixth Edition/Warren R, Bentzen
Chapter 2/ page 47/ paragraph 3

Diversity in the Pre School Classroom

Our pre school represents many different cultures. In my class I have a


student who is from Kenya. He shared a short story about the animals he
saw in Kenya so I created a lesson plan about Africa and the people that
live there. I showed pictures of the way they dress and we said good
morning in Swahilli. Our director is Russian and she share information
about her culture through label in the classroom .

Some parents that need help with translation from Spanish to English. We
have teacher who can help accommodate these parents.

Our school hold two festivals each year. In the fall we have a Fall
Festival and in the Spring as well. This celebration brings all the families
together at our school to socialize and learn about each others cultures.