ECH435 Course Homework

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ECH 435 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

 

Do you feel the evolution of assessment of young children has helped in meeting the diverse needs of students today? Why or why not?

 

ECH 435 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2

 

Contact the Child Find office in a school or district of which you are most familiar. Describe the assessment process for a child who is developmentally delayed. How does the process differ from the process described in your text?

 

ECH 435 Topic 1 Article Review

 

Details:

Review at least three journal articles from the GCU Library related to current issues in the assessment of young children.

Identify major elements/themes and similarities or differences in the articles using a graphic organizer. You may use a multimedia site such as Glogster or Prezi to create your graphic organizer. Write a supporting narrative of 500-750-words.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ECH 435 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1

 

What is the role of the regular education teacher in the special education referral and evaluation process? Why is it important to have a regular education teacher on the team?

 

ECH 435 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2

 

Examine two developmental tests for young children discussed in chapter 2 of the text. Describe the similarities and differences between the two assessments.

 

ECH 435 Topic 2 Assessment Practices: Birth-Pre-K and K-3

 

Details:

Using the readings, design a comparison chart that outlines the assessments for Birth-Pre-K and K-3 children. Be sure to address:

  1. At least three types of assessment.
  2. Whether each assessment is formal or informal.
  3. The use of each assessment (e.g., instruction, strategies, diagnosis of disability).
  4. In what settings each assessment could be considered valid.
  5. The importance of evaluating growth and development.
  6. The accurate reporting of student progress.
  7. How measurements and evaluations are used for each assessment.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ECH 435 Topic 3 Formative/Summative Evaluations

 

Details:

Write an essay of 1,000-1,250-words in which you address the following questions:

  1. How are formative and summative evaluations used in the classroom?
  2. How are these evaluations different in a K-3 and a Birth-Pre-K learning environment?
  3. Why is it important to use informal evaluation methods with preschool and primary children?
  4. How is diagnostic evaluation used in instructional planning?
  5. What strategies does the early childhood teacher use to assess young students using formative and summative measures?
  6. What are the names of specific types of formative/summative assessments used in K-3 and Birth-Pre-K classrooms?

To complete this assignment, use the GCU Library to research a minimum of three to five scholarly articles, use your course texts, and interview early childhood educators in your local school or district.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ECH 435 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1

 

What is your belief about the incorporation of technology in early childhood classrooms? Are you a proponent? Why or why not? How will you utilize technology in your daily instruction and assessment of young learners?

 

ECH 435 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2

 

Obtain the technology standards adopted by your local district or charter school. What types of skills are taught to young learners? How much time does a primary student spend in front of a computer? How does this compare to when you were in school?

 

ECH 435 Topic 4 Assignment Technology Table

 

Details:

Use the “Technology Table” to identify three technology assessments and progress monitoring tools, including references.

Identify tools for three different age or grade levels. Explain the uses of the technology in the assessment and progress monitoring of young learners.

Identify three assistive technology aids, including references. Identify tools for three different abilities or needs. Explain the uses of the technology in the assessment and progress monitoring of young learners.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ECH 435 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1

 

Describe some ways that standardized tests for young children can be improved. Respond to posts by two classmates.

 

ECH 435 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2

 

Max Points: 5.0

 

Explain your position on the use of developmental checklists in early childhood programs. Support your answer with at least three examples from the readings.

 

ECH 435 Topic 5 Assignment Collaborative Learning Community: Informal Measures Project

 

Details:

This is a CLC assignment.

Review the Arizona Early Learning Standards for three- to five-year-olds.

As a group, chose one of the eight standards as your focus: Social emotional, approaches to learning, language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical development/health/safety, or fine arts.

Choose the strand and concept within the chosen standard your group is going to use.

As a group you are to create a checklist, a rating scale, and a rubric. Each of the three assessments must measure all of the indicators for the chosen concept.

Use 3-5 scholarly resources.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

The assignment, with title page identifying all group members, needs to be submitted by one member of the group.

 

 

ECH 435 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1

 

Refer to the Progress Monitoring on the Center on Response to Intervention. Why would this website be beneficial for a new teacher? How could you use it in your future classroom?

 

ECH 435 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2

 

What is your stance on the use of report cards for reporting progress with young children? How would you suggest report cards be revised to be more compatible with current trends in curriculum and instruction?

 

ECH 435 Topic 6 Assignment Portfolio and Narrative

 

Details:

Design a portfolio (digital or paper) for a Pre-K-3rd grade student to demonstrate the student’s progress or mastery of academic, social/behavioral, communication, and motor skills.

Include sections or dividers for each of these areas with three samples of student work and related teacher-designed assessments.

Write a narrative of 500-750 words to describe the portfolio, how and why the samples were chosen, and how progress was measured on each.

In your narrative, discuss how this information should be conveyed to parents.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ECH 435 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1

 

As a primary teacher, how would you tell parents that you are referring their child to the child study team? What data would you use to support your concerns? Who else would you involve in the discussion?

 

ECH 435 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2

 

Review the Special Education Process flowchart. What is your level of understanding of the document after your readings for this topic? Is it straightforward and easy to understand, or complicated and overwhelming to the new teacher? Explain your position.

 

ECH 435 Topic 7 Assignment Evaluation and Assessment Presentation and Pamphlet

 

Details:

Your principal has requested that you spearhead a staff and parental evaluation and assessment resources project. The principal will also be stocking the office with informational material for parents from the PowerPoint presentation you will develop.

Create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-25 slides, not including your title and reference slides, that outlines federal guidelines on procedural safeguards or rights of special needs’ children and families. Include the following:

  1. Bibliography of local and state resources for parents and staff.
  2. Resources and activities available to parents and teachers for the academic, emotional, social, and psychological well-being of young children in various stages of development. Provide key facts about each resource and activity.

Use the key facts from the presentation to create a two-sided pamphlet for use in your school.

Use 3-5 scholarly resources to assist you in completion of this assignment.

While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ECH 435 Topic 8 Discussion Question 1

 

Interview a parent of a child in a primary grade. What kinds of information are reported to the parent on the child’s progress at school, academically and socially/behaviorally? What standardized measures is the parent familiar with? What has been the parent’s involvement in the assessment of the child?

 

ECH 435 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2

 

Max Points: 5.0

 

Reflect on your own family dynamic growing up. What was your family’s involvement in your education? How did that shape and influence you both professionally and personally? Respond to a classmate that you can relate to and share similarities.

 

ECH 435 Topic 8 (Benchmark Assignment) How’s My Child Doing? Assessment and Communicating with Parents

 

Details:

Prepare this assignment according to the instructions in “ECH-435 How’s My Child Doing? Assessment and Communicating with Parents Benchmark Assignment and Rubric.” All coursework will inform this assignment.

Submit the assignment in Taskstream. Directions for submitting to TaskStream can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin..

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