The week 4 learning path asked us to reflect back on the different examples of formative and summative assessment tasks that we have observed in previous Professional Experiences. When reflecting on this question, I came across Cassandra’s blog post “Reflecting on Assessment” where she spoke about how this will be her first professional development within a school, therefore she felt she had limited experience with assessments. I strongly agree with Cassandra’s blog as this will be my first professional placement within a school setting as well. This is because my first year 2-week prac had to be completed within a 0-2 year old room and both my second year professional experiences were exempt due to holding a Diploma in Children’s services. Therefore I feel I have very limited experience with school-based assessments. I do however work within a childcare setting as both an educational leader and educator, were I regularly undertake formative (observations) and summative assessments (reports of the child’s progress and achievements). The Early Childhood Australia newsletter: Summative Assessment issue 40, has great information of the different ways early childhood educators like myself, gather and document formative and summative assessment pieces within childcare settings. Feel free to have a look!