Assessment in Early Childhood Education / Edition 6

Assessment in Early Childhood Education / Edition 6

by Sue C. Wortham
     
 

Written for preschool and primary school teachers involved in preparing for, administering, interpreting, and moving forward with the results of informal and standardized testing, Wortham’s Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Sixth Edition, is one of the most accessible and practical books available in measurement and evaluation examines both

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Written for preschool and primary school teachers involved in preparing for, administering, interpreting, and moving forward with the results of informal and standardized testing, Wortham’s Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Sixth Edition, is one of the most accessible and practical books available in measurement and evaluation examines both standardized and informal assessment tools from a developmental perspective, focusing entirely on children between birth and age eight.

Key changes to this edition include: a new emphasis on building partnerships with families with the inclusion of a diverse array of parents and families as examples; revised and expanded information on children from diverse cultures and languages and children with disabilities; updated and streamlined figures, examples, and models of assessment are found throughout the text; activities at the end of the chapters provide opportunities for students to apply their own performance activities and demonstrate understanding of chapter content; updated content on the effects of No Child Left Behind; and new information on current trends toward accountability and the impact of high-stakes testing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132481229
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
102,627
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1An Overview of Measurement in Early Childhood1
Ch. 2Strategies for Measurement and Evaluation17
Ch. 3Standardized Tests37
Ch. 4Using and Reporting Standardized Test Results67
Ch. 5Informal Measures: Observation93
Ch. 6Informal Measures: Checklists and Rating Scales121
Ch. 7Informal Measures: Classroom and Teacher-Designed Tests and Assessments149
Ch. 8Informal Measures: Performance-Based Evaluations179
Ch. 9Using Informal Assessment Strategies to Report Student Progress197
Ch. 10Putting Measurement and Evaluation in Perspective: Looking Ahead223
Appendix: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Evaluation Instruments for Infancy and Early Childhood241
Glossary247
Index253

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