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Early Childhood Assessment

Early Childhood Assessment Book
Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2008-12-21
ISBN : 0309124654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The assessment of young children's development and learning has recently taken on new importance. Private and government organizations are developing programs to enhance the school readiness of all young children, especially children from economically disadvantaged homes and communities and children with special needs. Well-planned and effective assessment can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children. This book affirms that assessments can make crucial contributions to the improvement of children's well-being, but only if they are well designed, implemented effectively, developed in the context of systematic planning, and are interpreted and used appropriately. Otherwise, assessment of children and programs can have negative consequences for both. The value of assessments therefore requires fundamental attention to their purpose and the design of the larger systems in which they are used. Early Childhood Assessment addresses these issues by identifying the important outcomes for children from birth to age 5 and the quality and purposes of different techniques and instruments for developmental assessments.

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Robert J. Wright
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2009-11-02
ISBN : 1412970156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Multifaceted Assessment in Early Childhood is ideal for those on upper-division undergraduate courses and first-level graduate courses in early childhood education assessment. The book covers the various measures used in a range of assessment dimensions, and includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English Language Learners, which has rarely been touched upon in other textbooks. The chapters are focused on student accessibility and include practical applications of key concepts. Features and benefits: Covers a range of assessment concepts, including - Formative (uses feedback from learning to adapt teaching) -Summative (i.e. tests, quizzes) -Authentic (focuses on complex/deeper tasks) -Standardized (STAR, SAT) Includes coverage of assessment for English language learners and children with special needs -- topics that are not provided enough coverage in other books (including Wortham, McAfee, Puckett and Mindes). Wright's writing style grabs and engages the reader in the topic. Two of our reviewers who use Wortham specifically cited Wright's writing style as a reason they would adopt our book. A McAfee reviewer is likely to switch for the same reason.

Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education

Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Dominic F. Gullo
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780807745328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This bestselling book is still the best choice for helping early childhood teachers understand the process of assessment and evaluation to benefit young children. With the advent of the No Child Left Behind Act, testing, accountability, and standards are now pervasive throughout early childhood education. Completely revised to address the issues that have been raised by these new policies, the Second Edition features completely new chapters on: assessment of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, addressing the new makeup of today's classroom; assessment of children with special needs, focusing on the relationship among assessment, curriculum, and instruction; and the addition of a helpful glossary of terms and an annotated listing of assessment instruments used in early childhood education.

Assessment in Early Childhood Settings

Assessment in Early Childhood Settings Book
Author : Margaret Carr
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2001-07-23
ISBN : 9780761967941
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book shows that an early childhood setting can be described as a learning place in which children develop learning dispositions such as resilience in the face of uncertainty, confidence to express their ideas, and collaborative and thoughtful approaches to problem-solving. These dispositions provide the starting point for life-long learning. The author asks: How can we assess and track children's learning in the early years in a way that includes learning dispositions and avoids the pitfalls of over-formal methods, whilst being helpful for practitioners, interesting for families, and supportive for learners? The book · describes a way of assessment that stays close to the children's r

Eager to Learn

Eager to Learn Book
Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2001-01-22
ISBN : 0309068363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Sue C. Wortham,Belinda J. Hardin
Publisher : Pearson
Release : 2019-01-02
ISBN : 9780135206522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of assessment of young children from birth through the third grade Written from a developmental perspective, Assessment in Early Childhood Education provides current and future teachers alike with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of early childhood assessment, including the different possibilities available -- far more than standardized tests -- and how to use them most effectively for the benefit of the children in their classrooms. Both traditional and authentic assessments designed by teachers are explained for preschool children and for kindergarten and third grade children who are transitioning into literacy. The 8th Edition has been updated with new learning features, a new chapter about technology, Common Core and State Standards information, important organizational changes, and more. Also available with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.** Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. **The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; the Enhanced Pearson eText does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with the Enhanced Pearson eText, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Enhanced Pearson eText search for: 0135206073 / 9780135206072 Assessment in Early Childhood Education Plus Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: 0135206529 / 9780135206522 Assessment in Early Childhood Education, 8/e 0135207940 / 9780135207949 Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card, 8/e

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Sue C. Wortham
Publisher : Pearson
Release : 2013-11-01
ISBN : 9781292041070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For Assessment courses in Early Childhood Education. One of the most accessible and practical textbooks available on assessing young children from infancy through age 8. It provides the full range of types of assessment and how, when, and why to use them. An excellent introduction to assessing young children, Assessment in Early Childhood Education continues with the inclusion of all types of assessments that can be used with infants and young children. Key changes and updates to this edition include: updated and streamlined figures, examples, and models of assessment that aid pre-service teachers to learn how to apply the principles of quality assessments; new activities at the end of the chapters provide opportunities for students to apply their own performance activities to demonstrate understanding of chapter contents; the effects of No Child Left Behind have been updated; newly revised information on children from diverse cultures and languages and children with disabilities has been added; and information on new and current trends toward accountability are discussed, as well as the impact of high-stakes testing.

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Geva M. Blenkin Albert Victor Kelly
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 1992-01-28
ISBN : 9781446223109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An absolute must for all of us endeavouring to cope with and combat the current climate' - "Early Years" This bookhas three objectives; to identify the essential features of forms of assessment which will be genuinely supportive of education in the early years; to help teachers in their search for such forms; and to evaluate the likely impact of the systems of external assessment currently being imposed.

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Sue Clark Wortham
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2008
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A practical guide for assessing young children from infancy through age eight, focusing on formal and informal assessment content, strategies, and examples.

Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education

Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Maarit Alasuutari,Ann-Marie Markström,Ann-Christine Vallberg-Roth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-21
ISBN : 1317817079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child’s view. Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documentation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore its means, aims, forms, and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism and suggest that documentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents. Topics explored include: Different forms of documentation and assessment Documentation and listening to the children Dilemmas of assessment and documentation Participation by children Involvement of parents This timely book will be appealing for those studying in the field of early childhood education, teacher education, special education, general education, social work, counselling, psychology, sociology, childhood studies, and family studies.

Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education

Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education Book
Author : Effie P. Kritikos,Phyllis Le Dosquet,Mark Melton
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9780136064237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education gives pre-service and in-service early childhood and special education teachers the tools they need to best meet the needs of all children in their classrooms. Using a clear, accessible approach, the authors present the ideas in a way that is applicable both at home and in the classroom. A variety of formal and informal assessments are described, along with a number of practical skills for working effectively with all children. Real-life case studies help to explain the main ideas of each chapter, and a variety of web links plus current research help readers further explore the topics presented.

Alternative Approaches to Assessing Young Children

Alternative Approaches to Assessing Young Children Book
Author : Angela Losardo,Angela Notari-Syverson
Publisher : Brookes Publishing Company
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781598570878
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated to reflect 10 years of evolution in demographics, research, technology, and legislation, the new edition of this bestselling textbook introduces early childhood educators to the fundamentals of six alternative assessment methods.

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Margaret Carr,Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/New Zealand Childcare Association,Te Tari Puna Ora O Aotearoa/New Zealand Childcare Association Conference
Publisher :
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9780476008656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provocations on Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Provocations on Assessment in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2012
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The aim of this report is to demystify the notion of assessment and to help educators recognise it as an established practice in early childhood education. It begins with an explanation of what is meant by the term 'assessment' in early childhood education and explains why assessment has been included as a pedagogical principle in the Early Years Learning Framework. It outlines the difference between approaches to assessment and explains the difference between goals and outcomes. Following this, a three-step process for assessing children's learning is described, along with some suggestions for reporting on children's learning and some tips for getting started. [Executive summary, ed]

Powerful Interactions

Powerful Interactions Book
Author : Amy Laura Dombro,Judy Jablon,Charlotte Stetson
Publisher :
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 9781938113727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Make your everyday interactions with children intentional and purposeful with these steps: Be Present, Connect, and Extend Learning.

Basics of Assessment

Basics of Assessment Book
Author : Oralie McAfee,Deborah Leong,Elena Bodrova
Publisher :
Release : 2004
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Overviews basic child assessment concepts

Take a Look

Take a Look Book
Author : Sue Martin
Publisher :
Release : 2013-06-27
ISBN : 9780321739285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A practical and accessible introduction to early childhood observation methods. Take A Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood has been praised for its practical approach, clarity, and ease of use. Its detailed coverage of observation methods leads the reader to develop skills in seeing, recording, understanding, and assessing the development of young children. These essential skills are presented both within a culturally-sensitive framework and with an emphasis on the complexities and importance of the reader's role.

Using Observation in Early Childhood Education

Using Observation in Early Childhood Education Book
Author : Marian Marion
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2003
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by a prolific, well-respected author, this book teaches how to observe, document, and assess children's development and progress--emphasizing how powerful ethical, responsible observation can be in a teacher's professional life. Focusing on observations as an intrinsic part of authentic assessment, the author advocates a protective, respectful attitude toward it. Provides an overview of various informal and formal observation and assessment strategies, as well as instruction in how to embed observation into the daily routine of the early childhood classroom. Explores ways to prevent problems, ways to solve problems, and ways to work cooperatively with parents. Included is coverage of the ethics of observation and the pros and cons of standardized testing as it relates to observation and assessment. For early childhood teachers.

Assessment and Evaluation for Transformation in Early Childhood

Assessment and Evaluation for Transformation in Early Childhood Book
Author : Julia Formosinho,Christine Pascal
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-19
ISBN : 1317437640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assessment and Evaluation for Transformation in Early Childhood establishes a new, democratic and participatory approach to assessment and evaluation in early childhood. By analysing the practice of assessment and evaluation within early childhood pedagogy, it provides a clear theoretical and methodological basis for this approach and a set of practical techniques for assessment and evaluation. Structured into three parts – context and principles, approaches and techniques and case studies, the authors show how documentation and portfolios can be an ethical mode of conducting assessment and evaluation. The third part of the text provides educational snapshots of countries that use a participatory approach to learning and teaching, and which include the pedagogical dimension of assessment and evaluation. Each of the seven illustrative case studies from three different countries bring to life the theories, principles and techniques presented throughout the book. Key points explored include: · The nature and purpose of assessment and evaluation within a participatory pedagogy. ·Participatory methods for assessment and evaluation. ·The search for a holistic approach to evaluation ·Pedagogic documentation: uncovering solidary learning. · Ethical principles for holistic pedagogic evaluation This book is a crucial read for anyone working in early childhood education who wishes to learn more about professional, practice and policy development and all those interested in the pedagogical dimensions of assessment and evaluation.

Talks with Teachers of Young Children

Talks with Teachers of Young Children Book
Author : Lilian G. Katz
Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 9781567501773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Contains a collection of the author's previously published articles on early childhood care and education