Presentation on theme: "Early Education and Care Assessment Systems – Panel Discussion"— Presentation transcript:
1Early Education and Care Assessment Systems – Panel Discussion Board of Early Education and Care MeetingApril 10, 2012
2Standards, Assessment and Accountability Strong Child OutcomesFamilyContextCommunityContextProgram Quality QRISTeacher Quality
3Norm Referenced Summative Assessment EEC Comprehensive Assessment StrategyFormative AssessmentNorm Referenced Summative AssessmentAccess to educational screenings and assessments for all childrenTypes: Work Sampling, High Scope, Creative CurriculumProvider: Public schools, community ECE programsProgram Environment (Adult/Child Interactions)Types: PPVT, EVT, Woodcock Johnson Social/EmotionalProvider: Public schools, community ECE programsScreening Assessments (e.g., ASQ, ASQ-SE)450,000 children: in communities, EEC programs, and schools – including Child Find, CFCE programs
4Screening and Assessment Types Massachusetts Early Learning and Development (MELD) assessment systemMELD is a system of screening and assessment for children from birth to third grade, including the Massachusetts Kindergarten Entry Assessment (MKEA), that aligns seamlessly with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)Screening:Ages and Stage Questionnaire (ASQ), and Social-Emotional version (ASQ-SE)Formative Assessment:Work Sampling System,Teaching Strategies-GOLDHigh Scope CORDiagnostic InventoriesBattelle Developmental Inventory – 2 (EI)Kindergarten Entry AssessmentThe state will implement the Massachusetts Kindergarten Entry Assessment (MKEA) to produce a common statewide measure of children’s school readiness.The state will train kindergarten teachers on the use of formative assessment as a measure of school readiness and the effective use of data to inform instruction and curriculum planning through state Readiness Centers.The state will also conduct psychometric testing, such as item analysis, of approved assessment tools to develop a common statewide kindergarten readiness metric.Norm ReferencedPeabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)Woodcock-Johnson, and the Expressive Vocabulary Test (EVT)Two fine motor tests and one gross motor test to be developedQRISChild observationAssessments of environmental qualityTeacher-child interactionsFormative assessments of children's learning progress
5Key Focus of Assessment (Outcomes) Individualizes supports for childrenImproves Teaching and Learning:Development of Classroom Supports and Individual Teacher Professional Development PlanImproves Program Quality.Improves Local and Community supports for child developmentInforms State PolicyCommunication:Engage Parents,input in assessment
6Panelists’ Perspectives on the Value of Formative Assessments Pearson Education, Inc.Teaching Strategies, LLCHannah GebretensaeDirector of Early Childhood Programs Aspire Institute at Wheelock CollegeWayne YsaguirrePresident and CEOAssociated Early Care and Education, Inc.