Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning / Edition 5

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Overview

This one-of-a kind text offers students the most up-to-date information on alternative, authentic assessment in early childhood classrooms. In its second edition, Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning, updates and strengthens areas of particular importance to assessment in early childhood education, such as practical guides for integrating assessment into teaching, numerous organizational aids to use or adapt for the needs of a particular classroom, expanded portfolio section that shows how to use this increasingly popular assessment tool, updated interpretation guides that reflect current understanding of children's thinking and learning, and effects of cultural diversity and socio-cultural context on assessment and interpretation.

Incl. guides for integrating assessment in class, organizational aids, updated interpretation guides, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137041275
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/12/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 71,885
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Oralie McAfee is professor emerita of early childhood education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is the author of books, research papers, articles, curriculum and teacher-training materials, and other publications related to working with young children and their families in the classroom and home, and has presented on these topics throughout the United States. She has done research on assessment practices and needs in Head Start and in selected state-funded prekindergarten programs. She is author (with Deborah J. Leong and Elena Bodrova) of Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Educators (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2004).

Deborah J. Leong is a professor emerita of psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver and co-founder and Executive Director of the Tools of the Mind Curriculum Project, a Vygotskian-based early childhood teacher-training program. She is also a research fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). She is co-author with Dr.s McAfee and Bodrova of Basics of Assessment (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2004). Dr. Leong is also co-author with Dr. Bodrova of Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 1996) and four educational videos (Davidson Films). She and Dr. Bodrova have written many articles on assessment, play, early literacy, and the development of self-regulation in young children.

Elena Bodrova is a senior researcher at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) in Denver, Colorado. Prior to her coming to the United States, she was a senior researcher at the Russian Center for Educational Innovations and the Russian Institute for Preschool Education. She received her Ph.D. from the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and her M.A. from Moscow State University. In addition to her work with Dr. Leong, she co-authored the book, For the Love of Words: Vocabulary Instruction That Works, Grades K-6 (Jossey-Bass) with Diane E. Paynter and Jane K. Doty.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Assessment in early childhood : a work in progress 1
Ch. 2 Legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities in assessment 11
Ch. 3 Why, what, and when to assess 32
Ch. 4 Documenting : collecting information 50
Ch. 5 Documenting : recording information 75
Ch. 6 Compiling and summarizing information 99
Ch. 7 Interpreting assessment information 124
Ch. 8 Using assessment information 142
Ch. 9 Organizing for assessment 159
Ch. 10 Standardized tests : what early childhood teachers should know 180
Ch. 11 Communicating and collaborating using assessment processes and results 198
App. A Assessment and analysis guides 219
App. B Developmental red flags for children ages 3 to 5 244
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