Bachelors Degree - Early Care & Education

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Course Information
Assessing Young Children and their Environments to Enhance Development

Course Description
In this course, university students learn to select, evaluate, and use appropriate assessment tools for children birth to age 8. Students use assessment data to inform decisions about teaching environments and practice and intervention. Topics also include ethical use of assessments, validity of assessments, multicultural sensitivity, and assessments for children with special needs.
Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Understanding Assessment in the Special Education Process
Pierangelo, R. & Giuliani, G.
Edition: 2008, but the 2015 reprint from Skyhourse publishing is okay too
ISBN: 139781412917919
Publisher: Corwin Press

Assessing Young Children
Mindes, G. & Jung L. A.
Edition: 5th
ISBN: 9780133519235
Publisher: Pearson

Course Access
Approximately three weeks before the semester begins, the Registrar's Office enrolls the student in the class and assigns them a student number (PID) and 4 digit passcode (PAN). These are sent to the student in two separate emails using the email address listed in ExpanSIS. The student must use the PID and PAN to activate their MSU email address. After 24-48 hours, the student can access the class through the course management system. The course information pages are sent multiple times to any and all e-mail addresses listed for the student in ExpanSIS.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.
– – Jacy Phillips, Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society Graduate,
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