STANDARD 3: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
Students prepared in early childhood degree programs understand that child observation, documentation, and other forms of assessment are central to the practice of all early childhood professionals. They know about and understand the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment. They know about and use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence the development of every child.
3a. Understanding the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment
3b. Knowing about and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches
3c. Understanding and practicing responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child
3d. Knowing about assessment partnerships with families and with professional colleagues