Presentation on theme: "To what extent do the three assessments measure the same key developmental areas? 1) Teaching Strategies Gold 2) Work Sampling System 3) High Scope Child."— Presentation transcript:
To what extent do the three assessments measure the same key developmental areas? 1) Teaching Strategies Gold 2) Work Sampling System 3) High Scope Child Observation Record
Assessment Data Collection Data Analysis Reporting Decision- Making, Action
COR [34 Items] InitiativeSocial RelationsCreative RepresentationMovement and MusicLanguage and LiteracyMathematics and Science GOLD [66 Items] Social-EmotionalPhysicalLanguageLiteracyMathematicsScience and TechnologySocial StudiesThe Arts WSS [55 Items] Personal and Social DevelopmentLanguage and LiteracyMathematical ThinkingScientific ThinkingSocial StudiesThe ArtsPhysical Development and Health
Social Emotional WSS-Personal and Social Development GOLD-Social Emotional COR-Social Relations Approaches to Learning WSS-Approaches to Learning GOLD-No similar domain COR-Initiative Language and Literacy WSS-Language and Literacy GOLD-Language, Literacy COR-Language and Literacy Cognitive and General Knowledge WSS-Mathematical Thinking, Logic and Reasoning, Social Studies, The Arts GOLD-Mathematics, Cognitive, Social Studies. The Arts COR-Mathematics and Science, Creative Representation Physical Development and Health WSS-Physical Development and Health GOLD-Physical COR-Movement and Music
WSS COR Personal and Social Development N=1653 Language and Literacy N=1155 Initiative N=258 Social Relations N=261
Language and Literacy N=244 CORGOLD Social Emotional N=13,979
Incomplete or partially entered records. WSS: 25% missing (on average) GOLD: 47% missing (on average) COR: 28% missing (on average) Demographic information. Race and ethnicity, date of birth, first and last name. Over 60% of records were missing at least one demographic field. This information is needed to match and track children across instruments and years.
Items require high level of inference: EG: Demonstrates Knowledge About Self Just fill something in approach to satisfy requirements, thus creating errors. Quality Control: Check for completeness Non-standardized data definitions Know the meanings of key words for each tool Age-Appropriate/Developmentally-Appropriate Emergent Skills Self-Efficacy Approaches to Learning
Provide demographic information accurately, including first and last names, race, ethnicity, and childs date of birth. Enter first name and last name in separate fields. Complete assessments before entering data. No missing or deleted items Consider the meaning of assessment definitions versus professional buzzwords Need for good training, agreement on what each item in the tool means and what it is measuring
Each of the three assessments has been developed independently based on instructional process according to a particular curriculum BUT there is a great deal in common and agreement on what the tools assess There are at least thirty separate item areas creating a common core The common core indicates there is agreement in the early childhood development field of the multiple skills and behaviors children need to acquire in the early learning years
To determine whether or not a common metric can be constructed Factor analyses Statistically tests the extent to which items group together across all three assessments. Are the assessments comparable in terms of major underlying factors they are actually measuring? Identify items with the strongest factor (matching) scores and those with the weakest factor scores. Analyses will utilize new data, so make sure data are complete.