Authentic Assessment of the Young Child

Authentic Assessment of the Young Child : Celebrating Development and Learning

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For a course on assessment in kindergarten and the primary grades.While retaining its strong emphasis on child growth and development, this edition has been expanded to include new information on learner-centered approaches. Also featured are a variety of strategies to observe, follow, and assess individual child achievements. The book still encourages practitioners to explore alternatives to standardized testing, thus implementing authentic assessment practices. This text is based on the idea that teaching, learning, and assessment are parts of a single ongoing process that provides meaningful, authentic learning experiences for children.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 191.8 x 234.2 x 19.1mm | 701.68g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130802719
  • 9780130802712

Table of contents

I. OVERVIEW OF AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT. 1. Authentic Assessment: An Emerging Paradigm. 2. Implementing Authentic Assessment with Young Children. II. BACKGROUND INFORMATION NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT. 3. The Basics in Authentic Assessment: Understanding Child Development and Learning. 4. Knowledge of Cultures and Developmental Diversity. 5. Knowledge of Subject Matter Content in the Curriculum. III. IMPLEMENTING AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT. 6. Planning for Authentic Assessment. 7. Portfolio Development and Assessment. 8. Collaborating with Young Children to Promote Their Self-Assessment and Learning. 9. Collaborating with Families to Promote Authentic Assessment. 10. Advocating for Quality Authentic Assessment Practices.
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