As professionals working with children, we must look at assessment as a driving force behind planning instruction and developing goals for those children in our care. We must begin to understand the relationship between how children are assessed and how assessment data is used. This is a multistep process of gathering data, determining goals for instruction, and then implementing those goals into our work with children. For this Final Project, you are asked to do the first two steps of this process. You will develop a partial portfolio for the child you observed, and, with that information, you will develop instructional goals for that child. This assignment has three parts:
The first part of this assignment requires you to develop a mission statement. Using your completed Assessment Purpose KWL Chart from the Week Five Reflection Journal, create your mission statement outlining:
This statement should also include your position on working with children with developmental delays. This mission statement will be the introduction to this Final Project.
The second part of this assignment requires you to create a partial portfolio for the child you have been working with. Remember, you must maintain the confidentiality of the child.
For this partial portfolio:
Observe the child you have been working with using the document “Developmental checklists: Birth to five” from The Early Childhood Direction Center. Make sure to use the appropriate age range for the child.
The final part of this assignment requires you to create developmentally appropriate instructional goals for this student (based on the age of the child you are working with and all of the data you have gathered).
You will need to submit your Final Project as a 10- to 12-page Word document (not including title and reference pages). Along with a title and reference page, make sure to include a table of contents so that each component of the assignment is easy to locate. Along with your textbook, you will need to cite at least three additional scholarly sources and utilize proper 6th-edition APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.