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ERIC Number: EJ868715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Pre-School Kids Benefit from New Skills Assessments
Willms, J. Douglas
Education Canada, v49 n5 spec iss p36-39 2009
The Early Years Evaluation (EYE) program is intended to help teachers to evaluate the skills of children from three to six years. This article discusses two new skills assessments of the EYE program: (1) the Early Years Evaluation-Direct Assessment (EYE-DA); and (2) the Early Years Evaluation-Teacher Assessment (EYE-TA). The EYE-DA evaluates aspects of early child development in four developmental domains (12 skills per domain) closely related to emerging literacy skills and children's success at school: (1) awareness of self and environment; (2) cognitive skills; (3) language and communication; and (4) physical development. A complementary assessment, the EYE-TA, assesses the same domains as the EYE-DA, but also includes a set of questions on children's social skills, behaviour and approaches to learning. An essential feature of the EYE-DA and EYE-TA is that they focus on the "skills" enabling children to benefit from school instruction. This differs from the popular teacher perception scales in which teachers rate children's performance in relation to their peers. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada