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Below are 4 discussion questions. Each questions need at least one reference and be at least 250-300 words.

  1. Do you feel the evolution of assessment has helped in meeting the diverse needs of students today? Why or why not?
  2. Educators use assessments for a variety of reasons. Students may see the failure of a test as a personal reflection of their value. Grace, forgiveness, love, and mercy are common themes in the Bible. It is these gifts of God through Jesus that inspire Christians to move past their mistakes and strive for something better. In what ways can you employ grace, forgiveness, love, and mercy to those who struggle with failure in your classroom without ignoring the assessment results and the need for improvement?
  3. Explain the value of observation and portfolios in the early childhood classroom and the components of the observation cycle in chapter 4 (figure 4.1).
  4. Describe some ways that you see your cooperating teacher use informal evaluation measures for instructional planning. How does it differ for different children? How does your teacher's experience and skills affect the quality of the information gained from observing the children?

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Do you feel the evolution of assessment has helped in meeting the diverse needs of students
today? Why or why not?
Evolution of assessment has greatly helped in meeting the needs of students today. This
is through the improved methods of assessment that have evolved over the past years.
Assessments on the early days usually were in form of oral evaluation. In this case, the students
would be called in front of the class to perform arithmetic tests, spell words or even recite
passages in their memory. This is unlike today’s assessments whereby assessments are
standardized. The early method was not standard and would result in some students being
favored than the others. Nowadays students are required to answer questions from standard set
questions to measure their mastery, this makes the students have the same test and enables the
examiner to determine the student with the best skills than the others. It also enables the
examiner to note the common problem with his students and thus finds a solution unlike in the
early methods whereby the exam was not standard and thus the examiner could not easily not the
common challenges for his students. The evolution is advantageous to the students today for they
have the feeling of equality, they have a leveled ground to compete with each other as they sit for
the same examination with the same questions and wit same answers and thus the competition is
fair for everyone. Their methods of commenting on students’ performance evolved and this

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