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Choose one assessment strategy you are least comfortable with. Thinking of your own interaction with the strategy, describe what makes it something you feel would enhance your program but you are less likely to choose it.

Choose only one strategy. Choices are: authentic assessment, developmentally appropriate assessment, formative evaluation, formal evaluation, informal evaluation, naturalistic, participant-oriented evaluation.

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Choose one assessment strategy you are least comfortable with. Thinking of your own interaction with the strategy describes what makes it something you feel would enhance your program but you are less likely to choose it.

Choose only one strategy: authentic assessment, developmentally appropriate assessment, formative evaluation, formal evaluation, informal evaluation, naturalistic, participant-oriented evaluation.

Formal assessment is a procedure that is used for obtaining information that can be used to make judgments about characteristics of children or programs using standardized instruments. I am not very comfortable using formal assessment when it comes to evaluating young children in the preschool ...

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Are Formal Standardized Tests acceptable to use in preschool?

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Do you think teachers are adequately prepared to use assessment data to make instructional decisions?

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