Assessing Young Children

Assessing Young Children

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For Assessment in Early Childhood Education courses. This reader-friendly text takes a holistic approach to what future teachers need to know in order to assess children from birth through age 8, based on the recommendations of professional organizations-NAEYC, AERA, DEC, and ICDL Clinical Practice Guidelines. To prepare students for what the author sees as one of an early childhood educator's most important roles, she thoroughly addresses theory, provides illustrations of appropriate practice, and discusses current trends, including such "hot topics" as high-stakes testing, resisting testing, link to standards-based teaching/assessment, and coping with legislative demands, including HRI Leave No Child Behind. In addition, she emphasizes the importance of including children with disabilities and collaborating successfully with parents.show more

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  • Paperback | 363 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 5.1mm | 544.32g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130929085
  • 9780130929082

Table of contents

Preface. 1. A Comprehensive Assessment System for Birth Through Age Eight. 2. Developing Parent Partnerships in Assessment. 3. Observing as the Key Method in the System. 4. Using Basic Concepts of Measurement. 5. Testing in the Right Place. 6. Using Alternative Assessment Strategies. 7. Record Keeping, Reporting, and Collaborating with Parents and Others. 8. Building a Child Study. 9. Special Issues in Infant and Toddler Assessment. 10. Issues in Preschool Assessment. 11. Special Issues in Primary Grades. Appendix. Pre-Test Associated with Terms to Know. Early Childhood Tests. Test Evaluation Form. Choosing Technology and Software to Support Assessment. CEDSIT II. Glossary.show more

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