Reflection On School Readiness Assessment

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I am writing this essay to read, reflect and respond to school readiness assessment article. The article is not just about children but also involves families, early environments, schools, and communities. In this essay, I am going to tell what can us as an early educator learns from the articles. The main idea is how the school readiness assessment is conducted in both the public school and early care and education settings because every type of places have different ways of conducting the school readiness assessments.
Firstly, according to Maxwell & Clifford (2004, p.1), “different schools have different expectations about readiness”. It shows that same child with the same abilities and needs might not be considered ready for one school
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Firstly, I used to think that the school readiness assessment is only focus on children but after reading the article it show that even the parents, teachers and community are all included in this assessment as they will have a hand in upbringing the child by using different assessment forms.
Secondly, when I used to study in high school I thought that all of the curriculum/assessments is only made by the principal himself as he is the king of the school. As a results, I never appreciated our school administrators but according to Maxwell & Clifford (2004, p.6), “ideally, this team includes administrators, teachers, families, and experts in the assessment of young children’s skills.” It shows that all of the staff members of the school will get involve in the child’s assessments including the parents.
Last but not the least, this article encourage me to become more observant and involve teacher because almost all of the assessments have to be observed by the teacher as they have to see what are the children strengths, weakness and needs, so that in the future it can help me improve my classroom structure and teaching practice. On the other hand, I should also become more involve teacher in not only in classroom but also outside of the classroom because by getting involve will help to ensure that the school readiness assessment will benefit the children

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