Professional Development

Ongoing Child Assessment to Support Learning

Teacher watching child put finishing touch on her artwork.In this module, explore the ongoing child assessment process and its components: ongoing assessment cycle, observation and documentation, engaging families, and additional assessment considerations. It covers the basics of the assessment process, strategies to make the most of assessment to support learning, and some key considerations for planning and carrying out effective assessment, observation, and documentation. This module was developed for a variety of audiences, including education staff who work in preschool, infant/toddler, and home-based programs, as well as those who work in family child care. At the end of the module, users will be able to describe the basics of ongoing assessment and the strategies for effective implementation.