Journal of Basic Education



Empowering Preschools in Using Performance Indicators to Assess Children’s Learning and Development

2008.第17卷第1期(Vol. 17 No. 1).pp. 159–186
 

Empowering Preschools in Using Performance Indicators to Assess Children’s Learning and Development

強化幼教機構運用表現指標評估兒童學習及發展

Margaret N. C. WONG, Anissa Y. M. YUNG, & Rebecca H. P. CHEUNG(黃艾珍、容燕文、張杏冰)

Abstract

Assessment and evaluation are essential educational practice. In December 2003, a set of Performance Indicators on the Domain of Child Development (revised edition) was published by the Education Manpower Bureau and Social Welfare Department to assist preschools in Hong Kong to evaluate young children’s performance in learning and development. This paper outlines how a project conducted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education has empowered 15 Hong Kong preschools using Performance Indicators to formulate strategies for self-evaluation on the Domain of Child Development. Implications for successful change of the assessment culture in the preschools are discussed.

Keywords: child assessment; child development; performance indicators; school improvement programme

摘要

評估和評鑑是教育工作者不可或缺的任務。香港教統局(現稱教育局)於2003年12月編訂了表現指標(兒童發展範疇),以助幼教機構評估兒童學習和發展。本文報告一項由香港教育學院舉辦,為期兩年的學校支援計劃。是項計劃不單強化了十五所幼教機構運用表現指標評估兒童學習和發展的知識和技能,並且協助教師有效運用兒童評估資料進行自我評鑑。除此之外,本文也論述是項計劃的成果及其對學校改變兒童評估文化的啟示。