EDUC 3002: Assessment in Early Childhood Education (Summer 2018)

Course Syllabus

EDUC 3002 syllabus

Cooperative Assessment Portfolio

Master rating scale

EDUC 3002 PowerPoint Slides and Accompanying Learning Materials

Module 1: Why Assessment?

Piagetian conservation tasks

Sample applied test question on theories embedded in assessment practices

Module 2: Test-Preparation Practices

Module 3: Important Assessment Decisions

Bloom's planning sheet


Module 4: Understanding and Tackling Assessment Bias

Module 5: Interpreting Standardized Test Scores

Normal distribution (bell-shaped curve)

Comparing standard deviations

Grade-equivalent scores

Module 6: Validity

Class activity: Examining the validity of commonly accepted claims

Representative sampling

Critical thinking skills (exemplifying construct validity)

Validity: Application & review exercise

Module 7: Reliability

Correlation coefficient

Standard error of measurement (SEM)

Reliability: Application & review exercise

Module 8: Evaluation of Instruction & Assessment-Based Grading

Expanded format report card

Module 9: Assessment in Pre-K through Primary Grades

Anecdotal record

Time sampling

Event sampling

Class record sheet

Likert rating scales (examples)

Graphic rating scale (directional faces)

Module 10: Selected-Response Test Items

Multiple binary choice

Direct question vs. incomplete statement

Module 11: Traditional Constructed-Response Test Items

Holistic rubric

Analytic rubric

Weighted analytic rubric

Module 12: Performance and Portfolio Assessment

Mini-autobiographical narrative

Observational Diary

Life-narrative journal

Fictional case study

Real-life case study

Venn diagram

Scientific method

Water cycle

Food chain


Concept mapping: Example & terms defined

Concept mapping: Sample grading scheme

Concept mapping: Training module

Thinking maps (1-4)

Thinking maps (5-8)

Analogy log

Repertory grid technique 

Module 13: Affective Assessment

Multifocus affective inventory (example)