Evaluation and Assessment

Assessment and Evaluation

Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:00 PM

What are some good types of assessment for a pre-k class? I am having trouble evaluating to see how much students understood? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Lisset Ibarra
Lisset Ibarra
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:30 PM



Hi Lisset,

You might consider looking at formative assessment as a way to understand what your students understand at the PreK level.  If you are not familiar with the Early Learning articles by Peggy Ashbrook I would highly you look at how she engages young children in learning

Here is the article on assessment:  Early Years: Are They Getting It?
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc13_051_03_24

Here is how one reviewer summed up this article:
"Formative assessment of young children can be done with observation of how children solve problems, the language they use, and what sort of things they develop or invent to solve a problem or task. From this teachers can decide what further instruction is needed. This article describes a lesson where students develop a container to hold some type of food. For this experiment they need to consider what type of material to use and what design the container should be."

Arlene Jurewicz-Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
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