[R-0458] S5: Assessment

Citation: Riley-Ayers, S. (2014). Formative Assessment: Guidance for Early Childhood Policymakers/Ceelo Policy Report [pdf]. Retrieved from: http://ceelo.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ceelo_policy_report_formative_assessment.pdf  [or enter Formative Assessment: Guidance for Early Childhood Policymakers; Ceelo Policy Report” in your search window]

Abstract: In this report, scholars will learn the definition of formative assessment and its process and application in the context of early childhood. The substance of this document is the issues for consideration in the implementation of the formative assessment process. This guide provides a practical roadmap for decision-makers by offering several key questions to consider in the process of selecting, supporting, and using data to inform and improve instruction.

Integration: “Formative assessment is a process that teachers employ to collect and use assessment information to tailor instruction to the individual needs of children. Collecting information from multiple sources and analyzing it in light of children’s individual learning needs can support teaching whereby all children continue to learn and thrive.”

Content Focus/ Searchable Terms: Formative Assessment; Policy; Curriculum Planning

Notes: You may provide your scholars with more information on formative assessment through this one-hour webinar:

Berke, K. (n.d.). Invisible Assessment: Capturing the Moments that Matter without Disrupting Learning. Retrieved from: http://go.teachingstrategies.com/NAEYC-Webinar-Invisible-Assessment-Archive-2-2016.html?aliId=26860231