Authentic Child Assessment Practices involves the purposeful gathering of information about the everyday activities in which a child participates, child strengths and interests expressed in the activities, the child learning opportunities available in the activities, and the adult behavior that support and encourage child learning in the activities.

In this learning series, we’ll outline the key characteristics and benefits of using Authentic Child Assessment practices and the strategies for using them. 

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Authentic Child Assessment Practices: Module Transcript

1. Introduction

Authentic Child Assessment Practices: In this lesson, we introduce you to the characteristics and benefits of using authentic child assessment practices to gather information about a child’s participation and learning in everyday activities.

2. Practice Illustrations

Strategies for Conducting Authentic Child Assessments: In this e-learning lesson we’ll use a performance checklist to examine the particular strategies you can use to conduct authentic child assessments.

Download: Authentic Child Assessment Practices Checklist

3. Implementation Activities

Mastering the Use of Authentic Child Assessment Practices: In this e-learning lesson you will engage in a number of exercises involving the observation and assessment of child abilities and interests, as well as to the activities and conditions that sustain child engagement and learning as part of everyday life.