What is the purpose of assessment in early childhood?
Assessment is a hot topic in education! What is the purpose of assessment in early childhood? Assessment has three purposes:
1. Adapting the curriculum based to each child’s level…
Kindergarten children enter school at many different learning levels. Kindergarten teachers are responsible for recognizing each child’s past experiences, maturational level, and developmental route. As previously stated, the first purpose of assessment is to adapt the curriculum and activities based on each child’s developmental level. For example, a kindergarten classroom is divided into three groups: above grade level, on grade level, and below grade level. During guided reading each group is assigned a different book based on each group’s developmental level.