Sample Assessments, Charts, and Reports
Faculty might find it helpful to use the following charts and documents as to plan and work through the preparing their program report. NAEYC encourages faculty to work together in using these tools during the planning process.
- Action Plan - a working chart to assist programs in determining where they are in the report and review process.
- Developing a Program Conceptual Framework - Guidelines developed by John Johnston, University of Memphis.
- Assessment Planning Chart I - Use this matrix to brainstorm which assessments in your program could show evidence of mastery of the five standards.
- Assessment Planning Chart II - Use this expanded matrix, which includes key elements of each of the five standards, to determine whether your selected assessments have the capacity to unpack the standards.
- Examples of Assessments - A list of commonly used assessments for early childhood program reports, and some discussion on content-knowledge assessments.
- Tips on Scoring Guides - A few tips on how to create meaningful and useful scoring guides or rubrics.
- Portfolios as Part of the Assessment Plan - Use this tip sheet to help weigh the advantages against the concerns when deciding whether to include portfolios as part of the assessment plan.