Discussions Regarding the Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool (POCET)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Assessment Chart Adjustment!

The column for SC6 (the last Science Developmental Guideline) was inadvertently left off the Assessment Chart. Record the information for SC6 in the margin to the right of the graph.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Formal Assessment

Assessment is part of any good early childhood program that focuses on individualizing the curriculum for each child. An effective assessment approach should include both informal observation and a formal assessment procedure to chart individual progress. It is important to remember that every child is unique and chilren tend to develop skills at different rates. No assessment program should be used as the sole indicator for student placement or diagnosis.

POCET's Formal Assessment gives the teacher an opportunity to gather concrete information about each preschool child's progress and preparation for kindergarten. Although informal observations and assessment should be occurring daily, the Formal Assessment is designed to take place three times per school year and to document the progress of each child in Language, Literacy and Mathematics.

Learn more about Formal Assessment with POCET.