Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2022, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (12): 91-102.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2022.12.008

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Development of Competency Assessment Tool for “Studying and Supporting Early Childhood Learning ” for Kindergarten Teachers

Qiangqiang Sun   

  1. Research Centre for Basic Education, National Institute of Educational Science, Beijing 100088, China
  • Online:2022-12-01 Published:2022-12-03


Studying and supporting early childhood learning is the core competence that kindergarten teachers should possess. The development of an assessment tool will help scientifically diagnose and promote teacher professional development. Based on the COMET work analysis method and behavior integration taxonomy, the study constructs an assessment tool composed of competence dimensions, indicators, and four levels. The surveying attribute test results show that the difficulty, discrimination, and grade division of the evaluation tools are reasonable and have good internal consistency. The confirmatory factor analysis shows that the theoretical model fits well with the observation data and has a high structural effect. It can be seen that the evaluation tools are of high quality and good performance, which can be used as a tool for teacher self-evaluation, and has high application value for kindergarten teachers, kindergarten managers and education administration departments.

Key words: kindergarten teachers, studying and supporting early childhood learning, assessment tool