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…  See more details below

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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

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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