Work Sampling for Head Start™, 5th Edition

Work Sampling for Head Start™, 5th Edition

Description

Work Sampling for Head Start™ | Fourth Edition is a curriculum-embedded assessment to help document developmental skills, knowledge, behavior and academics. 

Work Sampling for Head Start™ | Fourth Edition is a curriculum-embedded assessment to help document developmental skills, knowledge, behavior and academics. 

Author:

Samuel J. Meisels, EdD, Dorothea B. Marsden, MEd, Judy R. Jablon, Margo Dichtelmiller, PhD

Overview:

Evaluate progress of children in Head Start programs.

Age Range:

3 and 4 years old

Scores/Interpretation:

Work Sampling® Online (ordered by phone at 1.800.627.7271) or manual scoring

Report Options:

Family Report

Evaluate progress of children in Head Start programs.

Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition closely aligns with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, offering you a proven, authentic performance assessment. This comprehensive observational tool can help you individualize instruction, communicate with families more effectively, and fulfill federal reporting mandates more easily.

This tool is used in Head Start programs to help:

  • Observe, record, and evaluate each child’s progress using a systematic method
  • Assess student learning across all eleven Head Start domains

Content and Administration

  • The interrelated elements of The Work Sampling System–Developmental Guidelines and Checklist and Family Reports–are customized for each age level.
  • Developmental Guidelines and Checklists detail skills, behaviors, and academic expectations in one-sentence performance indicators.
  • Observational criteria is presented for each of the curriculum areas in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

Materials

Complete Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition Kit includes:

  • A Teacher’s Manual
  • Developmental Guidelines for Three-Year-Olds and Four-Year-Olds
  • 30 Developmental Checklists for Three-Year Olds and 30 Developmental Checklists for Four-Year-Olds
  • Wall Charts for Three-Year-Olds and Four-Year-Olds
  • Reproducible Masters Flash Drive

The Teacher’s Manual provides an overview, explains each element of the system, gives step-by-step procedures, and offers practical suggestions.

Work Sampling for Head Start Online Pricing

Online Annual License Fee Per Child:

Less than 100 Children: 19.95
100-499 Children: 13.95
500-999 Children: 12.95
1,000-1,999 Children: 11.95
2,000+ Children: Contact us at 800.627.7271 for price quote

Scoring & Reporting

  • Standards-based Developmental Checklist Performance Indicators result in a score of “Not Yet,” “In Process,” or “Proficient.”
  • Using information collected with the Developmental Checklists, you complete a Family Report three times a year to evaluate the child’s current level of performance and growth over time.

Pre-recorded Webinars

  • Work Sampling Online End-of-Year Activities

    Presenter: Melissa Shamblott, PhD

    This webinar is designed to help programs using Work Sampling Online prepare for end-of-year activities. Topics will include reviewing and monitoring end-of-year data sets, creating outcome reports, analyzing outcome reports, and exporting student data. In the session we will also discuss how to use Work Sampling data to support each child’s transition to the next grade level.

    Date: May 31, 2017

    link Video: Work Sampling Online End-of-Year Activities

  • Introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Join us for an introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition, an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors that is specially designed for Head Start programs. The new edition of Work Sampling for Head Start will be available in July 2014, both in print and online. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes to Work Sampling for Head Start. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the changes to the new fifth edition of Work Sampling for Head Start and describe the components and assessment cycle of the program.

    Date: May 28, 2014

    pdf PDF – Introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition

    swf Video – Introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition

  • Introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Join us for an introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition, an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors that is specially designed for Head Start programs. The new edition of Work Sampling for Head Start will be available in July 2014, both in print and online. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes to Work Sampling for Head Start. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the changes to the new fifth edition of Work Sampling for Head Start and describe the components and assessment cycle of the program.

    Date: Apr 24, 2014

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