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Non-traditional Assessments for Children

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In using assessments to teach children, how would you adapt the use of portfolios, authentic assessments and or teacher observations into the classroom as measurements for learning? What other assessments can be used in a preschool classroom ensuring that they are ongoing and varied?

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When adapting portfolios into the classroom, it's imperative that the teacher places emphasis on allowing the student to include substantive descriptions or examples of what the student is doing and experiencing. I would provide students with the autonomy to have flexible or individualized goals or outcomes within the program to ensure that the portfolios are geared to the student's individual needs and goals. The use of ...

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This response the discusses non-traditional assessments that can be used in the classroom, how they will be used, and how they will contribute to learning.

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