Assessment in Early Childhood Education / Edition 3

Assessment in Early Childhood Education / Edition 3

by Sue C. Wortham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130193429

ISBN-13: 9780130193421

Pub. Date: 09/20/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

This fourth edition of a leading book, by well-known early childhood education author Sue C. Wortham, has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest in traditional tests, non-traditional assessments, and informal evaluation tools. Written from the developmental perspective this field demands, the user-friendly volume speaks in understandable language, clearly

Overview

This fourth edition of a leading book, by well-known early childhood education author Sue C. Wortham, has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest in traditional tests, non-traditional assessments, and informal evaluation tools. Written from the developmental perspective this field demands, the user-friendly volume speaks in understandable language, clearly explaining the unique assessment challenges posed by the developmental limitations of young children. It offers the most comprehensive coverage available of the types of assessment that are effective with children from birth to age 8 and how to use them to best advantage. In addition, it includes information on the latest standardized tests, detailed directions for interpreting assessments, and tips for thoughtfully communicating assessment results. For primary school teachers involved in preparing for, administering, interpreting, and moving forward with the results of standardized testing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130193421
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/20/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
1. An Overview of Assessment in Early Childhood Education.

2. How Infants and Young Children Should be Assessed.

II. STANDARDIZED TESTS.

3. Standardized Tests: How they are Used, Designed, and Selected.

4. Standardized Tests: Using and Reporting Standardized Test Results.

III. INFORMAL ASSESSMENTS.

5. Informal Assessments: Observation.

6. Informal Assessments: Checklists, Rating Scales, and Rubrics.

7. Informal Assessments: Teacher-Designed Strategies.

8. Informal Assessments: Performance-Based Strategies.

IV. USING ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS.

9. Assessment Systems: Portfolio Assessments.

10. Assessment Systems: Communicating with Parents.

Bibliography.

Internet Assessment Resources.

Index.

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