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High Scope Education


Group Members:

Amanda Rayl manda4_23@hotmail.com

Tiffany Gilbreath tiffany.gilbreath@asu.edu


High Scope Powerpoint:  HighScopePowerpoint.pptx


What is High Scope Education?  

  • Early childhood curriculum that promotes active participatory learning
  • It Offers:
    • Infant Toddler Educational Care
    • Preschool Education
    • Early Literacy
    • Music and Movement
    • Elementary Education
    • Youth Development
  • Follow 3 Main Things
    • Research
    • Application
    • Validation
  • Supports active learning, where the children's interests are taken to heart
  • Adult-Child interaction
    • The curriculum follows the idea of shared control, where the adults give children enough freedom to be able to learn and express themselves but also give limits so that the children feel safe
  • Interest Areas-designed for specific types of play to help with development in certain areas
  • Provides a daily routine
    • Plan-Do-Review Method
      • Plan: Children make their own intentional plan about where they are going to choose to play
      • Do:  Children then implement that plan by going and playing where they made a plan to play
      • Review:  Children recall on and explain what things they did with an adult



  • High Scope is an advocate for early childhood practices
  • Assessment tools are available for use by non-High Scope programs as well as programs that do use High Scope Curriculum
  • Gather information in ways that are natural and comfortable for children and adults
  • Assess young children to see how they are developing and to measure how the programs children attend contribute to the children's growth
  • Authentic assessment provides teachers with valuable and practical information to understand and plan for the developmental needs of their students in everyday classroom activities to strengthen the program
  • Provides accurate data that can be used for individual child planning and policy-level decision making 



  • Limited online assessment tools available
  • High Scope Curriculum/Assessment Tools are expensive
  • Large amounts of paperwork 


Teacher Uses

  • The curriculum gives teachers the guidelines for what their classrooms need to include
    • Teachers use those guidelines to base what their classroom is like and how their classroom runs by following each component
  • Child Observation Record
    • Teachers observe the children and write down anecdotes about the child's behavior.  They use these notes to keep track of the children's progress and to help them better meet the needs of the children by gearing lesson plans to their specific needs
    • They enter these into the computer and it keeps track of their children's progress 


Parent/Student Uses

  • Parents are given progress reports that come from the COR's that the teachers are observing and collecting
    • This helps parents to better understand where their children stand and lets them know the progress that they have made 


Tutorials & References

Video Clip-Active Learning:  http://www.highscope.org/Content.asp?ContentId=381 

Information For Decision Makers-Child Observation Record (COR):  http://www.highscope.org/file/Assessment/cor_decision_maker.pdf

Infant/Toddler Anecdotal Form:  http://www.highscope.org/file/Book-Pages/IT_Anecdote_forms.pdf

Observation Form:  http://www.highscope.org/file/Book-Pages/IT_Observations.pdf

Preschool Anecdotal Form:  http://www.highscope.org/file/P_Anecdote_forms.pdf

Online COR:  http://www.onlinecor.net/

High Scope Online Assesment:  http://etools.highscope.org/assessment/index.php

High Scope.  All About High Scope.  Retrieved April 24, 2009.  http://www.highscope.org/Content.asp?ContentId=291

High Scope.  Inspiring Educators to Inspire Children.  Retrieved April 22, 2009.  http://www.highscope.org/index.asp 



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