Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Observation and Assessment


 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    190

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Collect and record observation of and assessment data in order to plan for and support the child, the family, the group and the community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings.


Prerequisite: EDUC& 115 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe reasons for collecting observation and assessment data.
  2. Identify indicators of growth, development, learning and social behaviors in all children.
  3. Identify techniques for avoiding bias, judgments, and assumptions in observations.
  4. Collect factual, descriptive data using a variety of assessment tools and strategies.
  5. Document and analyze assessment data for use in planning curriculum for individual and groups of children.
  6. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Observe and document the development, learning, and behavior of young children.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Observation techniques.
  2. Philosophy/goals.
  3. Record keeping systems how, what and why.
  4. Evaluation process positive and negative aspects of different strategies.
  5. TS Gold Developmental Assessment system.
  6. Learning stories.