ERIC Number: ED119810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-19
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Assessment: A Position.
Child Development Associate Consortium, Inc., Washington, DC.
This paper, presented by the Black Advisory Task Force to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Consortium, reports on the development of the "collaborative process" approach to the examination and credentialing of CDA candidates. The collaborative approach was designed to be free from racial bias, to be predictive of job performance, and to be a relevant and workable assessment process. The fundamental assumptions underlying collaborative assessment are outlined, and three essential features of the collaborative assessment process are described: (1) evaluation of the candidate's performance with children in the child care center where she or he works, (2) responsibility and control by the CDA candidate over some parts of the process, and (3) development of a community assessment team incorporating perspectives of parents, center professionals and external professionals to provide continuing feedback to the candidate and finally to judge the candidate's competence. It is concluded that collaborative training and collaborative assessment on this model should proceed together, and that this training assessment method can be proposed as a viable alternative to traditional methods. (GO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Associate Consortium, Inc., Washington, DC.