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Overview of Assessment It might be surprising too many, but when assessments are evaluated, it is important to look for the construct. Construct is defined as the traits or characteristics that a test is designed to measure (Reynolds & Livingston, 2012). Thus, if there is a construct, then we know that the traits or a characteristic exits; that’s when the construct is being measure, it is not often perfect (Reynolds & Livingston, 2012). In this case for the child observation record (COR), the construct measured is using time one, time two, and time three. The times are separated throughout the year and are observed. What is the Assessment? The assessment evaluated is the High/Scope Child Observation Record. The target population is from ages two in a half to six years old. The child observation record is written in a booklet of ten pages. When completing this booklet, the observer should evaluate the children’s behavior as they do their activities throughout the program. Hence, the observer is recommended to take a workshop so they know how to complete it. Pursuing this further, as the observer is taking notes, they should use the booklet to score it. Summary of scoring procedures and Interpretations The booklet is written in statements that are divided into six sections such as initiative, social relations, creative representation, music and movement, language and literacy, and logic and mathematics. Those six sections have subheadings and under those subheadings the statements are provided. The observer should read each statement and check the items. The booklet is scored by time one, time two, and time three. In those three sections, the observer’s checks off each item, one being the lowest and five being the highest. If the ... ... middle of paper ... ...esults from the assessment educators can immediately find strategies that meet each child’s developmental needs to help strengthen them. In contrast, other assessments specifically target one key area of development. However, one of the main disadvantages of the assessment is if the observer is really recording notes of what actually happened or what they expected to see. Also, another potential weakness of the assessment is how the observer in some way can influence the behavior of those being observed. In order, to minimize this there should be a separate training to inform how to be as discreet as possible when observing a child and how to avoid being bias when recording notes. Altogether, the assessment is very beneficial to school administrators and educators because it is compatible with the common core standards and other early national learning standards.
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