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Default Different types of observation - unit 024 explain the selection of the assessment methods

Hi am currently working through unit 024 and i need alittle help with outcome 1 Q3? i would really appreciate some guidance on explaining the assessment methods used

024 1.3: Explain the selection of the assessment methods used / what are they and why were they chosen?


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you need to have demonstrated knowledge of a range of assessment methods which in ey is usually observations and know why you use them and which area of dev and learning some are better at assessing than others
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Thankyou sometimes you just need someone to point out the obvious as the more i go over some of these questions the more i just dont see what they require of me! if that makes any sense at all? thanks again.
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Hi, this will depend on the methods your setting uses most frequently to conduct assessments and then what else is available for them to of made those decisions against.

Ways of recording information can happen through..
  • Pictoral, diagrammatic, charts
  • Tabled
  • Note making on anything to hand or pre-arranged materials
  • Oral
  • Digital
Types of observations could be ..

Means of collecting information provided by parents, carers, colleagues

Spontaneous notes, snapshot or post-its that record 'wow or surprise moments

Event sampling - good for monitoring settling in/times of transition, potential patterns in behaviour, evaluate specific interests or resources

Spider's web - good for assessing attachment to a key figure and what might support the child's developing confidence & independance eg. if particular type of activities engage their interest

Tracking or tracker observation - similar to spider web obs, good for assessing resource use, social grouping and time spent at activities.

Target child observations - provides a detailed profile of a child at each minute of a ten minute duration. These are pre-coded observations where codes that have been agreed ahead of time/proactively describe particular actions, activities or behaviours, whilst reducing time during an observation they rely on knowledge of the codes and their meanings or definitions.
eg: code - ADM = adult directed manipulation, GWR = game with rules, DB = distressed behaviour, PRE = pretend play, SSC = small scale construction, LSC= large scale construction, WA = watching. Codes may differ setting to setting depending on need and maybe link to frameworks to evidence development.

Narrative observation

Time sampling - good for seeing how a child spends a section of their time at the setting

Standardised tests

Check sheets or tick lists

Software - there may also be electronic forms of assessment made on a computer that would be informed by other observations of children.

Video, photography, audio

Helpful reading: links are to amazon.co.uk

Early years observation & planning in practice - New 2012 edition contains an example assessment form for children 0-2

A practical guide to child observation & assessment

How to Observe Children, 2nd edition Sheila Riddall-Leech

CAF and the pre-caf are also assessment methods for identifying & meeting invididual needs where your service provision works in partnership with outside agencies.

Activity planner - planning creative physical other area of learning observation

Development plan for observing & assessing individual children

Hope this helps xx

Other useful thread

Introduction to the range of monitoring, observation and assessment methods

Observing speech, communication, language needs worcestershire.gov.uk links on the right are useful reading

CYP 3.2 promote child and young person development
1.1 explain the factors that need to be taken into account when assessing development
Supporting children's physical, intellectual, communication, social, emotional and behavioural skills and development
1.3 explain the selection of assessment methods used - ie. how well they fit with the setting, staff and child and family's needs; time constraints, privacy, what a practitoner wants to obseve - behaviour, resources, interests, getting to know a child

Example child development plan thread

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I am also stuck on this question but the Standard Measurements that are classed as an assessment method. Can anybody help?

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Hi I am also stuck on unit024 outcome1.3
Any help please
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