Early Childhood Observation And Assessment

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Standardized Screening Assessments Chart and Essay

Unit 3

CE300-Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood

Lindsey Schmidt

August 13, 2015

Part II
Case Scenario: You have been hired as the new director of an Early Childhood Program. During the interview and hiring process, you realize that the culture in this Early Childhood Program has historically been centered on the use of informal portfolios as the sole assessment format. The staff and families enjoy the use of portfolios and are very satisfied with this type of informal assessment.
What is this organization’s culture concerning assessment?
The Early Childhood Program culture feels that they effectively achieve the values, principles, and fundamentals by using informal assessments. The organizations culture regarding the use of informal assessments is that the parents have only learned one way of having their children assessed. When your Early Childhood Program has been historically based and centered on informal assessments you
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