FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Formative assessment is one of the
elements of an ECE assessment system that
should be aligned with appropriate
curriculum and instructional
goals/practices.

Interconnected components:
 assessment of children
 adult-child interaction

Integral to program quality and
accountability
Formative Assessment is more than a tool
It is an interconnected system
Child
Assessment
&
Child-Adult
Interactions
Inform policy
Support
children’s
transition to
public school
systems
Intentional
curriculum
planning
PURPOSE
Enable
differentiated
instruction
Guide
teachers’
professional
dev. & growth
Engage families
in children's
learning &
development
Formative assessment methods and tools are…
Developmentally
appropriate
Drawn from
Multiple Sources
of Information
Culturally and
linguistically
responsive
Conducted in
Familiar Contexts
and Settings
Tied to children’s
daily activities
Reflective of
everyday
relationships and
experiences
Supported by
professional
development
Fair and
Inclusive
Inclusive of all
children and
families
Have Continuity
Formative Assessment Tools that are
Research-based, Reliable and Valid
Support for Administrators and
Educators to provide
*ALL children with learning experiences that are of quality
*Individualized & Authentic
*Smooth transition into Kindergarten
*Prepare children for personal and educational success in life
Center for Assessment and Screening Excellence (CASE)
Aspire Institute, Wheelock College
Purpose…
• To provide
high quality, credit-bearing training
• To support
appropriate and effective
program-level implementation of assessments and screening
consistent systems of assessment, reporting
• To advance
and planning
• To
improve evaluation
resources
of programs and
(Screening, Formative
Assessments Child & AdultChild Interactions) Team
Program Assessment Team
(Wheelock faculty, CBTI, CASE)
(Wheelock faculty, CASE)
Level 1: Online/In person Module
Level 2: Beginning & Intermediate
level Modules
Ages & Stages
Strategies GOLD
Work Sampling
High Scope
Inclusion Team
(ERS, APT, PAS and BAS)
(Wheelock faculty, CASE)
Level 1: Online/In person Module
Level 2: Beginning & Intermediate
level Modules
PAS
BAS
ITERS, ECERS,
SACERS
Supporting all training to
integrate: ESL/Dual Language &
SPED
CLASS
APT
Arnett
Quality ECE/
The Whole Child/
Engaged Families/
Ready for School
Level 3: Assessment Institute for Administrators, Trainers & Coaches
(All teams contribute to content development of this institute)
CASE TRAININGS
Information Webinars – 942
Information Sessions/In person – In 6 regions
Formative Tools Trainings
Levels 1& 2: Beginner’s and Intermediate Levels:
 Dates: March, April, May and June
 Location: All Regions
 Language: English and Spanish w/more to
come
Level 3: Advanced Assessment Course (3 credits)
 Dates: May and June
www.wheelock.edu/CASE
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