OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT

  • Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Observation and Assessment
  • Course #: CDEV1160
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will examine the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning. There will be a focus on increasing objectivity in observing and interpreting children's behavior. Recording strategies, rating systems, multiple assessment tools and portfolios are explored. For this course students should have access to a child who is between the ages of 3 and 5.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate a variety of assessment tools
Select authentic assessments
Collect objective assessment materials
Interpret physical development
Interpret cognitive development
Interpret social-emotional development
Interpret language and literacy development
Develop a method for organizing assessments
Summarize assessment documents
Generate an individual plan based on assessment

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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