Educators make many important decisions every day. The accuracy of those decisions is reflected in the gain or loss of instructional time, the organisation and quality of instruction, and student progress and achievement.
The Early Years Evaluation (EYE) is an assessment framework used to identify the developmental skills of children aged 3 to 6 years as they prepare for, and make the transition to, school. The EYE uses engaging play-based evaluation methods that children enjoy.
Providing educators with leading indicator data on child development is essential to maximising the accuracy of educational planning and design decisions. Providing timely, meaningful reports can also help parents prepare their children for the transition from home to school.
The EYE measures can be used to:
- Assess learning needs before entry, or shortly after entry, into Foundation;
- Identify children who may benefit from additional experiences in a given domain;
- Monitor the early childhood outcomes of a school, community, or state; and
- Map the percentage of vulnerable children and relate it to the socio-economic climate of the region.