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As you learned from our discussion this week about informal assessments and from the required readings in the text, using informal assessments to guide curriculum planning and instructional decisions allows educators to best support children’s specific strengths and needs. As explained in the Jaruszewicz (2019) text, developmentally appropriate approaches to assessment include a comprehensive, systematic, and focused look at each and every child’s specific learning and development. In this assignment you have an opportunity to explore informal assessments further in relation to the use of data to drive the creation and delivery of those assessments.

· Consider the following scenario:

You are an educator that has finished collecting assessment data on a child, Anna Smith, in your program or classroom. You must now create a curriculum plan based on

 

Anna Smith’s Assessment Evaluation.


   Download Anna Smith’s Assessment Evaluation.

 

To prepare for this assignment,

· Review the Week 3 Instructor Guidance for additional help with this assignment.

· Review Anna Smith’s Assessment Evaluationuploaded

· Utilize the ECE 203 Week 3 Case Study Template
  Download Week 3 Case Study Template to assist you with organizing this assignment – uploaded

For your assignment, include the following:

· Introduction (0.5 Points): Write a succinct introduction that informs the reader of the topic of the assignment and its organization. Remember, an effective essay introduction tells the reader what you will say.

· Assessment Observations (3 Points): In one to two paragraphs, describe the observations that you made from the data on Anna Smith using several examples from the assessments.

· Child Observations (3 Points): In three to four paragraphs, describe the strengths and areas of opportunity (i.e., weaknesses) for Anna Smith based on the assessment data.

· Short-Term Goal (3 Points): In three to four paragraphs, explain three specific instructional decisions for a short-term goal for Anna Smith based on the data analysis.

· Long-Term Goal (3 Points): In one to two paragraphs, explain one specific long-term goal for Anna Smith based on the data analysis.

· Conclusion (0.5 Points): Write a succinct conclusion that informs the reader of the main points from the assignment. Remember, an effective essay conclusion tells the reader what you have said in a summary.

The Assessment Data to Guide Practice assignment:

· Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages, but including the completed observation checklist) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center (Links to an external site.)’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.

· Must include a separate title page with the following:

· Title of paper

· Student’s name

· Course name and number

· Instructor’s name

· Date submitted

· Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

· To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view this Help! Need Article (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which can help you find a good starting place for your research.

· The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

· To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view this Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.

· Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)

· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center for specifications.

Running head: ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY 1

ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY

Week 3: Assessment Case Study

Your Name

ECE 203: Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction for Early Childhood Development

Instructor’s Name

Date

Hint: Delete all of these green boxes before submitting the paper to your instructor.

To delete the boxes: click on the edge of each box and press delete.

Assessment Case Study:

In this section, write a brief introduction that will allow your reader to follow the organization of your assignment and the focus of your observation.

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INTRODUCTIONS & CONCLUSIONS
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Assessment Observation

In one to two paragraphs, describe the observations that you made from the data on Anna Smith using several examples from the assessments.

Child Observations

In three to four paragraphs, describe the strengths and areas of opportunity (i.e., weaknesses) for Anna Smith based on the assessment data.

Short-Term Goal

In three to four paragraphs, explain three specific instructional decisions for a short-term goal for Anna Smith based on the data analysis.

Long-Term Goal

In one to two paragraphs, explain one specific long-term goal for Anna Smith based on the data analysis.

Conclusion

Briefly summarize the ideas that you discussed in the above paragraphs and briefly explain of the significance of these ideas.

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INTRODUCTIONS & CONCLUSIONS
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References

Use APA format to cite and reference at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the course textbook. Remember, you MUST include in-text citations throughout your paper to show your reader what information you used from these outside sources.

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FORMATTING YOUR REFERENCES LIST

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*In the final version of your assignment, be sure that you have removed all of the hints (green boxes) within the template.