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6.5: Key Take-Aways

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    Key Take-Aways

    Using diverse assessment tools to accumulate information capturing children’s interests, understandings, and goals across all developmental domains (i.e., social, emotional, cognitive, and physical) allows educators to make informed instructional decisions about future curricular experiences (Kidd et al., 2019). Educators use their knowledge of the child, the curriculum, and literacy milestones when selecting an assessment tool to document a child’s literacy expressions. In early childhood contexts, play-based assessments capture children’s literacy expressions as they interact with materials, peers, educators, and other adults in literacy rich environments. Ongoing, intentional, and child-centric assessment practices promote equity by honoring individuals’ literacy progressions in meaningful ways. As Mr. Costello illustrated, diverse assessment practices yield rich and nuanced understandings of a child’s emerging literacies.

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