Assessment of Young Children

Approved training videos related to the assessment of young children.

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ASQ:SE-2 in practice
25 min; DVD
Brookes Publishing, 2017
This video provides a guide to the use of The Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE-2), an overview of emotional and social development and provides an inside look at the screening sytem in practice with a home visitor using the tool with the family of a 4-year old boy.
Call#: WS 105.5 .E8 S744dvd 2017

Authentic Assessment: Observing Young Children I : The Eyes Have It
25 min; DVD
Magna Systems, 2004
This module explores a variety of authentic assessment techniques used in preschool settings to document the growth of young children in their classrooms. This documentation includes: observations, work samples, story dictation and pictures of young children within the context of their environment.
Call#: LB 1731.6 .A939 2004 Vol.2

Authentic Assessment: Observation Of Young Children II: Making The Connection
23 min; DVD
Magna Systems, 2004
Teachers and education coordinators demonstrate the system they use to collate the observational data on young children. A variety of portfolio systems are explored.
Call#: LB 1731.6 .A939 2004 Vol.3

Authentic Assessment: Parents: Our Most Important Resource
27 min; DVD
Magna System,; 2004
This module emphasizes the importance of communicating with and respecting parents throughout the assessment process. A variety of progress reports designed for parents by the authors of different curriculum models are highlighted.
Call#: LB 1731.6 .A939 2004 Vol.4

Authentic Assessment: Setting The Stage
24 min; DVD
Magna Systems, 2004
The validity of Authentic Assessment techniques to chart children’s growth and development versus the use of standardized testing is discussed. Children are observed within the context of their play as well as their culture.
Call#: LB 1731.6 .A939 2004 Vol.1

Autism Identification: How Early is too Early
91 min; DVD
PESI, 2020
This video discusses the signs of Autism in infants & toddlers, the roles parents play in their child’s development, the diagnosis process, and talking with parents in certain scenarios. Video clips of children with Autism are also shown.
Call#: WM 203.5 .Au819how 2020

Early Childhood Outcomes Scenarios
30 min; DVD
Western Illinois University, 2008. (Apples Video Magazine; No. 162)
This Apples Magazine shows teams discussing children’s functioning in three outcome areas: 1. having positive social emotional skills, 2. acquiring and using knowledge and skills, and 3. taking appropriate action to meet one’s needs. These are the functional outcomes State Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Preschool Programs must measure and report to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The participant will view three team discussions, each featuring a different child, team, and outcome. All the teams shown on the video include parents. Discussion questions are provided at the end of each outcome discussion to help you think critically about what you have observed.
Call#: LC 4019.3 .E12 2008

Enhancing Observation and Data Collection Using Technology
30 min; DVD
Western Illinois University, 2012. (Apples Video Magazine; No. 162)
This Apples Magazine features Brian Michalski and Gay Grounlund. Observation and documentation is a way for teachers to learn about their children and document each child’s progress over time. Discover ways to use various technologies to improve observation, documentation, assessment, and instructional practices.
Call#: LB 1139.23 .En39 2013

Ethnographic Interviewing: Assessment Strategies for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Needs
88 min; DVD
PESI, 2020
This video explains how information gained through ethnographic interviewing – asking the right questions to the right person in the right way – can enable you to design assessments and interventions to meet clients’ needs and goals.
Call#: WS 105.5 .E8 E388 2020

Voices: Insights from the Field – Child Assessment
59 min; DVD
Exchange Press, 2011
Offers practical ideas and insights from professionals in the field of early care and education who speak with the perspective that can only come from years of working with directors, teachers, young children, and their families. Interlaced with real-life classroom video, they provide a platform for staff development and training sessions.
Call#: LB 1131 .C4361 2011