Event Title

Focus on strengthening transitions using the Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool

Start Date

3-9-2023 2:30 PM

End Date

3-9-2023 3:30 PM

Subjects

Measures, Preschool primary transition, Early childhood education, Information needs, Educational policy, Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool

Abstract

Assessment of children’s knowledge, understandings, skills, and capabilities is an essential ingredient of planning for, and promoting, new learning and development. This is particularly true at points of key transition (Department of Education and Training, 2016). Assessment tools must support educators’ to differentiate their practice to children’s learning needs, and to tailor and implement effective teaching strategies. At points of transition, consideration of assessment and how it supports teaching and a child’s continuity of learning has been an important element of this work. Victoria has a strong history in driving connections between early childhood and school professionals to effectively support continuity of learning. As part of this process a Transition Learning and Development Statement that summarises their abilities and effective pedagogical strategies that support that child’s learning is shared and can be crucial for helping primary school teachers to develop and incorporate diverse classroom teaching and learning strategies. In 2023, Victoria commenced the rollout of an Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool (the Tool) to enhance assessment practice in line with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development (VEYLDF), which supports all professionals who work with children aged 0 to 8. With many kindergarten services gaining access to the Tool from Term 1 2023, teaching teams are being supported to make consistent observations and assessments of children’s learning, with one of the key outcomes to support information sharing between kindergartens and schools. In this presentation, we will explore what is being learnt about the role of information sharing in transition and how the Tool is helping to support children’s continuity of learning.

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

Australian Council for Educational Research

Geographic Subject

Australia, Victoria

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Focus on strengthening transitions using the Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool

Assessment of children’s knowledge, understandings, skills, and capabilities is an essential ingredient of planning for, and promoting, new learning and development. This is particularly true at points of key transition (Department of Education and Training, 2016). Assessment tools must support educators’ to differentiate their practice to children’s learning needs, and to tailor and implement effective teaching strategies. At points of transition, consideration of assessment and how it supports teaching and a child’s continuity of learning has been an important element of this work. Victoria has a strong history in driving connections between early childhood and school professionals to effectively support continuity of learning. As part of this process a Transition Learning and Development Statement that summarises their abilities and effective pedagogical strategies that support that child’s learning is shared and can be crucial for helping primary school teachers to develop and incorporate diverse classroom teaching and learning strategies. In 2023, Victoria commenced the rollout of an Early Years Assessment and Learning Tool (the Tool) to enhance assessment practice in line with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development (VEYLDF), which supports all professionals who work with children aged 0 to 8. With many kindergarten services gaining access to the Tool from Term 1 2023, teaching teams are being supported to make consistent observations and assessments of children’s learning, with one of the key outcomes to support information sharing between kindergartens and schools. In this presentation, we will explore what is being learnt about the role of information sharing in transition and how the Tool is helping to support children’s continuity of learning.