Principles of children's progress and achievement assessment

 

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND THEIR EVALUATION

 

An integral part of the quality education process is the assessment of the child's achievements by constantly monitoring it, collecting information about the child, the peculiarities of his / her education and the progress made in the individual stages of the age, interpreting and summarizing it.

Various methods of assessment of achievements are applied, self-expression and creativity are encouraged and appreciated. Progress and achievements in child education are reflected in individual programs, projects, structured research material, and minutes of meetings. Pedagogues, parents, specialists, and managers assess children's achievements in nursery school “Žingsnelis”. Parents, during meetings, individual interviews are kept informed about the child's progress. Evaluations are based on the principles of positive and constructive, objective and effective, and informative.

Evaluation principles:

  • Positive and constructive;
  • Objectivity and efficiency;
  • Informativity.

The aim of the assessment is to help the child learn and grow as a personality.

Assessment tasks:

  • To help the child to know himself, to understand his / her strengths and weaknesses, to self-assess;
  • Help the educator to see the child's learning opportunities, identify problems and gaps, differentiate and personalize education.
  • To provide parents (guardians) with information about the child's education; to improve the link between the child, the parent and the nursery.
  • To determine the quality of the work of the institution, to plan education, to provide assistance to the needs of the children.

Methods of collecting information about the child:

  • Systematic observations (notes);
  • Group activities;
  • Children's workshops;
  • Children's files;
  • Interview - conversation;
  • Questionnaires (for parents);
  • Blog, photography, video, audio.

Fixing the achievement evaluation

The child's progress, achievements and efforts are described and recorded in the School Achievement Description prepared by the school leaders and the program team. The purpose of the Children's Achievement Description is to help educators to purposefully monitor child's educational achievements, progress, identify their educational needs:

Adapting pre-school curriculum to the group of children and every child in a more targeted way

ensuring the availability and quality of education

ensuring continuity and coherence between pre-primary and pre-primary education programs.

The aim of the preschool children 's achievement record is to describe the educational achievements of children from birth to six years as a step forward to monitor the development and progress of children and to assess the quality of education.

Fields of evaluation

The Child Achievement Description includes 18 areas of child education and assessment of achievement. In each area, there is a fundamental provision and a key competence that a child should acquire up to the age of 6, i.e. during the whole period of pre-school education.

Essential attitudes and abilities include the most important achievements of a child's comprehensive education. These attitudes and abilities are not grouped into separate competences or areas of education, leaving teachers free to do it themselves according to the model of their institution's program.

Areas of Child Education and Achievement Assessment, which highlight 18 essential provisions and abilities:

1. DAILY LIFE SKILLS

2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

3. Understanding and Expressing Emotions

4. SELF-LEGULATION AND SELF-CONTROL

5. SELF-DRIVING AND SAFETY

6. RELATIONS WITH ADULT

7. RELATIONS WITH CUSTOMERS

8. LANGUAGE LANGUAGE

9. WRITTEN LANGUAGE

10. ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE

11. CALCULATION AND MEASUREMENT

12. Artistic Expression

13. ESTETIC KNOWLEDGE

14. INITIATION AND DISTANCE

15. RESEARCH

16. PROBLEM SOLVING

17. CREATIVITY

18. PAYMENT PAYMENT

 

Steps to Achievement of Pre-school Children

  • Achievement steps outline the general direction of movement for children with different needs.
  • The steps of a child's achievement lead to the pre-school education / s achievement - the six-year-old child's essential provisions and abilities.
  • The achievements of children with age are conditional.
  • The subsequent steps describe only qualitatively higher levels or newly emerging skills.
  • The Child's Achievement Description presents seven steps of achievement from birth to 6 years, showing the child's progress in acquiring essential attitudes and abilities.
  • Steps 1-3 describe the achievements of children from birth to 3 years.
  • Steps 4-6 describe the achievements of children from 3 to 6 years.
  • Step 7. Part of the five-year-old has already reached the educational outcomes of the sixth step.

 

The steps of children's achievements are in the 'Description of Preschool Achievements in Children“, https://www.smm.lt/uploads/documents/Pedagogams/ikimok_pasiekimu_aprasas.pdf In each group, educators have a step-by-step description of how children evaluate twice a year, familiarize their parents and collaborate on common goals to achieve the best possible results.

The achievements and evaluation of preschool children are performed according to the tool “OPA PA! Achievement Portfolio.

 

Informing parents (guardians) of children's achievements

Parents / guardians provide oral and written information on child achievement:

getting acquainted with the child's work with the assessment of the educator, observations;

during daily conversations;

familiarizing with the child's Achievement Description (October-November and April-May);

 

Child Achievements Descriptions are kept until the child attends the kindergarten.