CE300: Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood
Psychology / Applied Behavior Analysis
Topic: Implementing Authentic Assessment
You will watch two videos this week. The first video, “Observing Children in Authentic Contexts ” is a resource for you to listen and watch how an experienced observer uses those skills to observe and assess young children. This video will help you as you strengthen your observation and assessment skills. The second video is of children “ Building with Blocks ” and you will view this and discuss authentic observation techniques with your classmates on the Discussion Board.
Video – Observing Children in Authentic Contexts:
Video – Building with Blocks:
Please view the video, “Building with Blocks,” with four-year-old children.
1. Identify a form of authentic assessment that would be appropriate for these children. Why?
2. How is the natural learning environment an appropriate setting for authentic assessment?
3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the method you chose.
4. How would you record data?
5. What additional method of assessment would you also like to use, and why?
Chapter 8 from the textbook (attached)
Chapter 9 from the textbook (attached)
Video: Ohio Department of Education. How to design and select quality assessments. Retrieved from http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Evaluation-System/How-to-Design-and-Select-Quality-Assessments
Verbal prompts, gestural prompts, modeling prompts, and physical prompts are all stimuli that guide people in their behavior. Describe instances of prompts that you find in the Bible. Discuss ways that the Lord built prompts and transfer of stimulus control into the life of Old Testament and/or New Testament believers.
Also reference verbal prompts, gestural prompts, modeling prompt, and physical prompts in Behavior Modifications by Miltenberger, R. G. (2015). Behavior modification: Principles and procedures (5th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage. ISBN: 9781305758025.