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Arkansas Better Chance State Assessment. Early Childhood Assessment. Strategic and ongoing Observational emphasis Allows for differences among individual children What child can do alone & with assistance. Early Childhood Assessment. Nature of the preschool child Importance of context

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Arkansas Better Chance

State Assessment

early childhood assessment
Early Childhood Assessment
  • Strategic and ongoing
  • Observational emphasis
  • Allows for differences among individual children
  • What child can do alone & with assistance
early childhood assessment1
Early Childhood Assessment
  • Nature of the preschool child
  • Importance of context
  • Difficulties with “on-demand”
  • Helpful for child and teacher
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Early Childhood Assessment
  • Multiple opportunities
  • Whole Child/Developmental perspective
  • Curriculum –

assessment connection

work sampling system
Work Sampling System
  • Well-researched evidence
    • validity and reliability of the assessment
    • full implementation raises achievement
    • families respond positively
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WSS
  • Performance-based
  • Curriculum-embedded
  • Multiple ways of knowing & doing
  • Accommodates individual differences
  • Trusts teachers as decision makers
wss domains
WSS Domains
  • Personal & Social Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts
  • Physical Development & Health
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WSS
  • Full implementation includes
    • Guidelines and Checklist
    • Portfolio
    • Summary Report
guidelines checklists
Guidelines & Checklists
  • Picture of what can be expected
    • Across all domains
    • Know and do
  • Criterion referenced
  • Based on national standards
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Guidelines & Checklists
  • Rationale and example behaviors
  • Connected to AR ECE Benchmarks
  • Children evaluated as
    • Not Yet
    • In Process
    • Proficient
portfolio
Portfolio
  • Structured portfolio
  • Requires ‘common’ elements across all children
  • Expects ‘individual’ items reflecting child’s individuality
summary report
Summary Report
  • Comprehensive summary of student achievement
  • Communication tool for families
  • Planning tool for teachers
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WSS
  • Documentation of children’s learning and development
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WSO
  • Teachers enter checklist data online
  • Portfolio items electronically stored
  • On-line resources for teachers
wso online
WSO Online
  • Aggregating and Disaggregating data
  • Check children’s development progress
  • Check teacher progress in data entry
  • Create customized reports
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WSO
  • www.worksamplingonline.com
  • Administrator accounts (grantee level) being created
arkansas implementation of wss
Arkansas Implementation ofWSS

Developmental process for all stakeholders and participants

arkansas implementation
Arkansas Implementation

ASU

Childhood

Services

  • Regional Teacher Trainings
  • Mentors: 5 onsite visits
  • Online data reviews
  • January debriefing
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Arkansas Implementation
  • Regional trainings for the online administrators
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Arkansas Implementation
  • Guidelines and Checklist
  • 4 Domains
    • Personal and Social
    • Language and Literacy
    • Mathematical Thinking
    • Physical Development and Health
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Arkansas Implementation
  • Two collection periods
    • Mid-January
    • Mid-May
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Arkansas Implementation
  • Assessment budget can be used for
    • Computer purchase
    • Substitute pay
    • Documentation tools
contact information
Contact Information
  • Joanna Grymes
  • ABC WSS Implementation, Program Coordinator
  • grymesj@astate.edu
  • 870-972-3059
  • http://www.clt.astate.edu/grymesj/WSS/wssabchome.htm