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Early learning diagnostic assessment

Early learning diagnostic assessment is a form of educational assessment that is applied during early childhood. It aims to assess a child’s level of development and learning processes and thus recognize the child’s abilities. It provides the basis for successful cooperation with the child and a way of drawing conclusions for organizing the child’s learning processes and giving them individualized support.

Early learning diagnostic assessment makes use of specific procedures that are especially designed for children at this age as well as for the development of Kitas as facilities. These include observation and documentation procedures and, also in part, tests to determine a child’s level of development and learning. Quality assessment is also carried out by the educational professionals at the Kita level.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.