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Course Details


Assessment: Beyond the Basics of Observation and Data Utilization-Online

Course ID  114588
Pennsylvania Key
(800) 284-6031
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This course provides an overview of classroom assessments of young children and how information from assessments can be used to inform instruction. Learners will explore four basic types of assessment: Screening, Diagnostic, Formative and Summative. They will use observation as an assessment strategy.  And they will use child assessment data by employing the Interpret-Act-Communicate model.  

Each module within the course has a test at the end. You must pass with a 90% in order to move on to the next module. You may take the test again if needed or review each module as needed. 

Target Audience-
Lead teachers, Site Supervisors, Assistant Directors, TA Consultants

4.00 Hours

Course Level

C2: Knowledge Application

PQAS Approved

Course Category


Act 48
Pre-K Counts

(4 Hours)

CDA Content Areas

Observing & Recording Behavior (4 Hours)

Center Staff
Pre-K Counts

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

-Explain basic features of effective assessments and describe four basic types of assessment: Screening,
Diagnostic, Formative and Summative
-Use an observation-based process as a method for conducting authentic child assessments.
-Utilize child assessment data to inform instruction and engage families by employing an Examine -
Interpret- Act - Communicate approach.

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