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WGTE Public Media's Multimedia 2022 video series highlights the Importance of Educational Assessment in Early Childhood with a target audience of families. The FY22 videos are designed for use by families with non-specialized knowledge of assessment and Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Parents, caregivers, and teachers will find these videos useful in understanding Early Childhood assessments. This series uses strategies identified in Ohio's Learning Standards and Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment along with Ohio's Whole Child Framework and Ohio Strategic Plan for Education. The Multimedia FY22 series consists of three videos, as outlined below, with running lengths between 3-5 minutes. Videos are produced on location with partners and subject matter experts from Toledo Public Schools and Ohio Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness.
Observational assessment is:
Meghan Chovanec Pre-K Teacher at Navarre
Carrie Collins Kindergarten Teacher at Navarre
“Assessment is a term educators use when describing many of the ways they learn about their students’ school progress. Assessments that school districts give include traditional tests, but also include classroom activities that help teachers determine when each student needs additional help or practice, and when he or she is ready to move ahead in the learning process.” (ODE website)
Basics of importance, purpose, use, and benefits