1.) Your principal has asked you to present to the board of education about two early childhood assessment systems that you believe should be used for PK–3 EC assessment. Research two systems and then conduct an assessment on Anthony, a 1st grade student. Present to the board the details of how each system meets the assessment needs of PK–3 students, using Anthony as an example; discuss what you perceive to be the strengths and weaknesses of each system, along with your recommendation about which should become the district’s new assessment tool. Write the essay in the form of a presentation to be given at a board meeting. You choose the area in which the tool will be applied: academic, social/emotional, behavioral, or developmental; but both tools must assess the same area.
2.) The student you will address is named Valerie. You may choose her age and grade; then answer the following questions for her parents, Paxton and Yolandra, at a parent–teacher conference.
Why are you going to observe and assess Valerie?
Which tool will you use to do that and why?
When will you be observing her?
Where will you observe her?
What are you hoping to achieve with this observation and assessment?
How will you use the information?
How will you incorporate observation, assessment, and documentation into your busy school day?