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Case study 6 Participatory assessment with parents: the Accounting Early for Lifelong Learning (AcE) Programme

ByDonna Gaywood, Christine Pascal

This case study reveals the challenges and benefits of using a participatory model of assessment and evaluation within a network of Children’s Centres. It demonstrates how the AcE programme (Bertram, Pascal and Saunders, 2008) was adopted as an assessment tool by practitioners and how it has operated as a catalyst for staff to fundamentally reconsider and reshape their relationships with both parents and children within the learning process. The case study also reveals how the data generated by the participatory assessment process is used to inform the planning process and ensure learning in the settings and at home is individualised and meaningful for both children and parents.