Chapter 3: Observing Children: A Tool for Assessment | Crossword


2.The simplest form of direct observation; a brief narrative account of a specific incident.
4.A purposeful collection of materials that documents a child’s abilities, accomplishments, and progress over time. Portfolios are a valuable tool for communicating with families and validating the quality of instruction.
5.Describing the order in which events happened.
6.The process of reviewing the information and finding value in it.
7.Designed to record the presence or absence of specific traits or behaviors.
8.The process of observing, recording, and documenting children’s growth and behavior.
9.Can be developed to gain information on specific aspects of children’s behavior.
10.Characteristics and behaviors considered normal for children in specific age groups; also referred to as emerging competencies.


1.Tool used to record the degree to which a quality or trait is present.
3.The process of collecting samples of children’s work systematically over time to show tangible evidence of progress.

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