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Just as children are complex, so, too, are the programs that serve them. Early childhood programs vary in terms of staff, overarching mission, assessment tools used, sources that drive what children should be learning, the adopted curriculum, how progress and performance are measured over time, and the leadership and support providers receive.
One term that is misused the most, or maybe, misguides practice the most is standardized. Somehow, when countries determined educational reform was in order, thriving systems chose personalized learning and the US chose a standardized approach.
On a daily basis, I witness early childhood professionals and state leadership teams making decisions from assessment results. I hear people talking about how they will evaluate a teacher’s performance, whether or not children from a district are ready for Kindergarten, and if a program is meeting various quality indicators.
Early development is complicated, variable, and highly dependent upon a number of factors including, relationships with responsive adults, quality nutrition, limited exposure to toxins (including stress), and opportunities to play and explore.
The golden rule when it comes to testing (or as we say in early childhood, assessing) is to use tools for the purposes for which they were designed.