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The Child Observation Record (COR) is an assessment tool that teachers and other observers use to observe, record, and score young children’s development. It was originally designed for use with the HighScope curriculum, but it can be used with any child development curriculum. The instrument, revised in 2013 and renamed COR Advantage, is comprised of 36 items in nine categories or domains of early learning. Using COR Advantage, the assessor observes a child’s behavior to identify developmentally significant activities and categorize these activities in the relevant domain and item of development and the child’s developmental level on the item. The instrument briefly describes each domain and item. To help assessors score children’s performance with the instrument validly and reliably, it provides illustrative examples of ...

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