C439 – Child Assessment
2 Credit Hours
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the assessment of young children from three to eight years of age. The primary foci of the course are 1) the purposes and processes of a variety of assessment methods currently used to evaluate learning and development of young children and 2) challenges in assessing young children from developmental, educational, psychological, and cultural perspectives. Students will learn principles of appropriate assessment, acquire a working knowledge of basic measurement concepts, and gain understanding of the methods of interview, observation, standardized testing, and alternative assessment approaches for young children.