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methods of observation & recording - terms

Observation systematic means of gathering information about childrn by watching them. -most important assessment tool, even more than books or set tests.
observation record written records of the observations of a child including anecdotes, daily logs, and in-depth running records. -brief, casual anecdotal observations of various children throughout the day - daily logs written at the end of eah day, & more.
anecdotal notes brief notes of significant events or critical incidents in a particular child's day -for futher substantiation, documentation, and ways to explore behavior patterns. more detail version is running record.
running records notes made of routine functioning of an individual child or small group of children. - a more detail anecdotal note;picks a time during the day (10min approx), to observe and right down everythng she/he does.
class journals diaries that teachers keep about a group's progress toward meeting educational goals. -normally done at the end of the day, salient details, allow time for reflect for the curricular, instructal, and behavioral event.
checklists forms of recording the skills or attributes of the children in a class. -commerically available prefer if fits your goals; available as test companies try to capture the performance assessment market.
frequency records checklists for recording the presence or absence of, frequency of, or quality of selected behaviors -as teacher develops checklists, they must be aware that they are developing "assessment" list must describe skills or target behaviors.
event sampling record of skills or behaviors a teacher wants the children to know or to do - can be done with:social skills; affective expression;cognitive attributes; creativity; enhancement of self. important life skills.
time sampling checklist for determining what is happening at a particular time with one or more children. - well-defined categories like: recognizes five words (yes, maybe, not reading),asks questions about the story (often, sometimes, never).
rating scales methods of recording whether children posses certain skills or attributes and to what extent. -
typical development the usual or expected development pattern of children.
atypical development unusual developmental pattern of children
developmental delay when student learning isn't at the same level as peers.
Created by: agilbe5