ERIC Number: ED168682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
ACER Checklists for School Beginners: Manual.
Rowe, Helga A. H.
This assessment package consists of a checklist for teachers, a checklist for parents, a class record sheet, and a manual designed to be used by teachers to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of individual children soon after their entry into school or during their last term in preschool or kindergarten classes. The Checklist for Teachers provides a list of 62 simple behaviors which indicate an individual child's development and experiences in the areas of social development, emotional development, motor skills, memory and attention and language skills. The form provides space for two subsequent administrations of the items as a followup to the original assessment. The Checklist for Parents contains 38 items describing the child's preschool activities and experiences as well as the parent's expectations of the child's reactions to certain social situations. The Class Record Sheet is a form the teacher can use to summarize the individual child's performance, as well as the performance of the class as a whole on each of the 62 items. The manual provides information regarding the rationale and purpose of the checklists. It includes descriptions of the meaning of the individual items and instructions for the administration and scoring of the instrument. A discussion of the validity and reliability of the Checklist for Teachers is provided in the section reporting research findings. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: ACER Checklists for School Beginners; Australia