ECE Toolbox

Toolbox Overview

The Illinois ECE Competency Toolbox includes a variety of resources supporting assessment within a competency-based system.

Webcast Series

View the Web Series short videos in a complete Playlist on You Tube or you can choose which video topic you would like to watch below.  

Toolbox Organization

Toolbox organization is based on the 7 Gateways Content Areas:

  • CPD: Curriculum or Program Design
  • FCR: Family and Community Relationships
  • HGD: Human Growth and Development
  • HSW: Health, Safety and Well-Being
  • IRE: Interactions, Relationships, and Environments
  • OA: Observation and Assessment
  • PPD: Personal and Professional Development

Assessments are included within each content area. The Assessments provided correspond to credential Levels (Level 2, 3, 4, and 5). Faculty select Assessments based on alignment between targeted competency and the highest leveled Assessment target.

Please note: Titles for each Assessment include Level and in some cases, Assessments include multiple choices for each level.

Lesson Planning, Implementation, and Reflection
Family/Practitioner Interview
Child Study Project
Observing Early Childhood Development and Learning
Interactions, Relationships, and Environments
Observation and Assessment Strategies and Analysis
Personal Philosophy of ECE & Professional Development Plan
Dispositions

 

Master Rubrics

Master Rubrics are provided for each of the competencies included within the 7 Gateways Content Areas. Assessments can be designed based on using Master Rubrics in their entirety, or by using a unique compilation rubric rows.

Master Rubric Organization

Each Master Rubric includes the targeted competency in the column to the far left. Columns from left to right denote varying levels of proficiency for each targeted competency.

Master Rubric Color Coding Scheme

Master Rubrics are color coded based on Credential Levels rubric rows align to:

  • Level 2 = Yellow
  • Level 3 = Green
  • Level 4 = Orange
  • Level 5 = Blue
 
Master Rubrics
  • ECE Competency Table with Benchmark Citations PDFDOC
  • Curriculum or Program Design Master RubricPDFDOC
  • Family & Community Relationships Master RubricPDFDOC
  • Human Growth & Development Master RubricPDFDOC
  • Health Safety & Well-Being Master RubricPDFDOC
  • Interactions, Relationships & Environment Master RubricPDFDOC
  • Observation and Assessment Master RubricPDFDOC
  • Personal & Professional Development Master RubricPDFDOC
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