PD at the Center

RIDE Child Assessment Modules

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has designed two online professional development series to support early childhood educators’ knowledge and skills in child assessment.

The modules in each series are designed for individual viewing at your own pace. We recommend that you view all modules in Series 1 before moving on to Series 2.

You can receive PD hours for each series by completing a survey and a self-assessment activity using the Workforce Knowledge and Competency Framework relevant to your position.

If you have questions about the modules or anything on this webpage, please contact the Center at 401-736-9020.

To obtain a certificate of completion for each series, you must:

  1. Have an active online account with the Center for Early Learning Professionals. If you do not have an account, please sign up here.
  2. Complete and submit the online survey at the end of each series. Once we receive your completed survey, your certificate will be available for download (within seven to 10 days) from the “My Course History” section of your account in the Center’s data system.

**Note: These modules are best viewed on a personal computer or tablet. They are not designed to work on mobile phones.**

Series I: Assessment in Early Childhood Settings is comprised of three modules – Early Childhood Assessment Overview, Linking Assessment to Curriculum and Instruction, and Types of Assessments and Their Purposes. The series presents Rhode Island’s vision for quality child assessment practices in all early childhood education (ECE) settings.

You can receive 1 PD hour for viewing all three modules and 1 additional PD hour for completing the self-assessment activity. Instructions for obtaining a certificate of completion are included at the end of the third module.

Series II: Formative Assessment in Early Childhood Settings is comprised of six modules designed to help early childhood educators understand and implement the formative assessment process.

You can receive a total 4 PD hours for viewing all six modules and completing the survey and self-assessment activity. Instructions for obtaining a certificate of completion are included at the end of the sixth module.

Launch Presentation

Series II, Session A, Introduction to Formative Assessment is the first module in the Series II.

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Series II, Session B, Observation is the second module in the Series II.

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Series II, Session C, Documentation is the third module in the Series II.

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Series II, Session D, Analysis and Reflection is the fourth module in the Series II.

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Series II, Session E, Evaluate and Implement is the fifth module in the Series II.

Launch Presentation

Series II, Session F, Review, Application, and Next Steps is the sixth module in the Series II.