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Undergraduate | LTU-EDU3ARE-2023

Assessment and Reporting in Early Childhood Education

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


6 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

  1. Explore the various tools of assessment throughout Early Childhood Services.
  2. Identify the authentic assessment and diagnostic tools utilised locally for assessing and reporting in Early Childhood Education.
  3. Demonstrate quality observations and documentation to monitor, interpret, plan for, and reflect upon a child's interests, emerging development, thinking styles, social interactions, emotional status, physical abilities and capabilities.
    • • An early childhood perspective.
    • • Philosophy and assessment.
    • • Acting on assessment information.
    • • A shared vision.
  • This subject introduces students to the theories and strategies for developing authentic assessment and reporting in early childhood education. Students examine assessment and evaluation as an integral part of the teaching and learning process. They also explore the use of assessment for diagnostic and curriculum development purposes.

    • Part A: Critiquing Assessment Practices Diagnostic Task (200 word equivalent) (10%). This assessment task will be undertaken within the first 2 weeks of the term. Part B: Critiquing Assessment Practices (1800 word equivalent) (40%) (50%)
    • Communicating the implications of Assessment (2000 word equivalent). (50%)
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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • LAT-ECE-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed EDU2ARE (Personalised Assessment and Reporting) are ineligible to enrol in this subject. Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: EBECEO.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education