Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

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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


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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 187 x 231 x 15.24mm | 510g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1412970156
  • 9781412970150

Table of contents

Part I. Background, Current Issues, and Interpretation of Assessments in Early Childhood
Chapter 1. History and Framework of Early Education and the Assessment of Young Children
Chapter 2. Issues and Current Practice for Assessing Young Children
Chapter 3. Understanding Early Childhood Assessment Scores
Part II. Formative and Summative Assessments and Tests
Chapter 4. Informal Evaluations of Young Children
Chapter 5. Teacher-Constructed Scales and Checklists
Chapter 6. Summative Measurements of Educational Outcomes
Part III. Individual Screening Measures and Full Assessments
Chapter 7. Developmental Assessments of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Chapter 8. Cognitive Assessment of Young Children
Chapter 9. Standardized Assessments of the Early Academic Skills of Young Children
Part IV. Parent Communication and Special Needs Children
Chapter 10. Evaluating, Grading, and Reporting to Parents
Chapter 11. Identification of Young Children With Special Needs
Chapter 12. Family Involvement and Engagement
Part V. Evaluation of Early Childhood Programs and Schools
Chapter 13. Program Evaluation and Planning
About the Author
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"It gives a comprehensive view of assessment that is easily understood. It delineates the issues surrounding assessment in a way that makes it possible for students to get the big picture. It helps them develop their own thinking about standardized and informal assessments." -- Susan Johns "I think the casepoints, websites, and examples of assessments would be helpful for pre-service teachers. This text would also be a good reference for teachers who are in the field due to its many resources." -- Beth Satterfield "I have every intention of using the text. It is the best one I've ever read. I really think this will help my students put all these little parts together and have a deeper understanding of assessment practices. The text is really excellent." -- Kathryn Sharp
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About Robert J. Wright

Robert Wright earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1966, and began teaching high school science. A few years later in 1969 he earned a Masters degree in school counseling from West Chester University and was employed as a public school counselor, first with high school students and later with middle school students. In 1974 he completed a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology with specializations in child & adolescent development and educational measurement from Temple University. As part of that degree he completed a clinical fellowship in rehabilitation counseling at Moss Hospital, part of the Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia). Following graduation he completed advanced studies in school psychology at Lehigh University. Professor Wright has taught counseling and supervised counseling interns and has also taught educational measurement, and educational statistics & research for graduate students in counseling. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 17, counseling psychology), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the American Educational Research Association. He is professionally licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. During his career Professor Wright chaired 114 doctoral dissertations, published and presented over 120 articles and paper presentations and has had four books published.
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