Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom

Access the Student Profiles.Select two or three kindergarten students and determine common educational or behavioral goals for the students.Design a developmentally appropriate assessment for the students to assess and track their progress on the goals you have determined for them.Create a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes the following:Describes the students chosenExplains the assessment createdJustifies why you selected the goals and format for assessmentExplains how other assessment types, like observation, checklists and performance tasks, could be used for the childrenClick the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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Student Profiles
ECH/211 Version 3
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Student Profiles
General Information
Kelsey Elementary offers a full range of instructional programs aligned to state standards. Special
education and gifted education programs are available in addition to language acquisition
programs for English language learners. Enrollment for the current school year is 500 students in
Grades K through 5. There are three teachers per grade level for kindergarten, second, third,
fourth and fifth grades. There are four teachers for first grade. Kindergarten, first, and second
grades each have at least three instructional aides to ensure that each student receives quality
one-on-one time.
Resources available at the school include a newly remodeled computer lab, media center, and
choir room. Students can demonstrate their skills through school-sponsored activities such as
spelling bees, science fairs, academic competitions, and musical presentations. Extracurricular
activities offered include student council, orchestra, chorus, and chess club. Social services
available include counseling services, lunch program, and a school–community liaison.
Kelsey Elementary, in partnership with families and the community, is dedicated to the growth and
development of each student in a positive learning environment that will contribute to each student’s
lifelong learning in a changing society.
Lawrence Barsaulo
Lawrence lives with his father and uncle. His father is a long-haul driver and Lawrence is mostly
supervised by his uncle who is a preacher. Lawrence is conscientious and likes to stay at home. He also
enjoys helping his teachers in the classroom.
Seth Botts
Seth and his family moved to the community from out of state. His father is an officer in the military and is
frequently away on trips. During parent–teacher conferences, his father states that education is stressed
at home and he expects Seth to perform well. He also states that the school should not hesitate to call for
any infraction and that he would personally make sure Seth knows how to behave. His mom stays at
home and is very active in the children’s education. She volunteers at school and is the room mother in
two of her children’s classes. Seth is the youngest of four. He performs above grade level in all academic
coursework. Seth shows signs of anxiety when he does not perform above grade level. His teacher
reports that he makes frequent visits to the nurse on the days that his mother is not at the school.
Brenda Brooks
Brenda is enrolled in half-day Kindergarten, morning session. Brenda struggles with academic situations.
She does not know her ABCs (at the end of Kindergarten), does not recognize numbers, and cannot
orally count to 10. She appears withdrawn socially and does not want to participate in classroom
activities. Brenda angers easily when she does not get her way and she tends to “boss” other children
around. Some of the students are afraid of her behavior. Her mother is in jail, her father is not known, and
Brenda lives with an aunt. Social Services is involved with the family, providing an advocate for Brenda
regarding academics.
Brenda was referred to the school’s interdisciplinary team for evaluation. She has been diagnosed with a
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behavior disorder along with a learning disability. She will be mainstreamed in a regular classroom with
an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) component in place for outside services.
Jorge Bruna
Jorge has the potential to be an excellent student. He is polite and keeps to himself. He struggles with
language issues. He speaks English at school, but his family speaks predominantly Spanish at home.
Homework is seldom completed. A full-time aid works with Jorge helping him with his communication
skills. Attendance is an issue. Jorge missed 15 days of Kindergarten this year due to family situations. His
uncle was recently released from jail. This uncle is now living in the home and has a strong tie to local
gang activity.
Anthony Favuzzi
Tony is enrolled in half-day kindergarten, morning session. Tony is a good student and tries very hard
with his schoolwork. Tony and three siblings live with their grandmother who is their guardian. Tony refers
to his grandmother as “mom.” Grandmother is actively involved in Tony’s work, but readily admits that
raising children at her age is a difficult job. Grandmother has numerous health issues and requires state
assistance.
Heidi Grunder
Heidi has poor grades and inconsistent attendance. Her home is located on the local country club
grounds. Her family owns the cola distribution for the tri-state area. She has been suspended from school
several times for being rude and being disrespectful to teachers. Standardized tests reflect her as being
highly intelligent.
Sara Temples
Sara has no discipline problems, has strong attendance, and is conscientious. She participates in
Brownies, and her mother is the troop leader. Both parents live in the home. She also participates in
gymnastics and baton twirling after school.
Li Wong
Li is an exceptionally intelligent Kindergarten student. It is very apparent that education holds a high place
of honor with her family. She is polite, friendly, and enjoys activities with other students. She does require
her alone time, such as reading, writing, and playing math games in a quiet place without distractions. Li’s
parents are very involved with her education. They have hired an after school tutor for Li— to provide
challenging learning activities and enrich her educational experience. Li is also involved in piano lessons
and violin lessons. There are some concerns that Li may be involved in too many activities, but for the
present, she seems happy and content.
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