Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention: Best Practices

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$29.36
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $28.35
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 14%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $28.35   
  • New (4) from $28.35   
  • Used (3) from $28.35   

Overview

Meeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes principles and strategies for collecting information about children's everyday activities in the home, preschool, and community that serves as a valid basis for intervention planning and progress monitoring. Throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of enlisting parents as partners with practitioners and teachers in observation and team-based decision making. Special features of this well-organized, accessible volume include recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment tools and "Best-Practice Guidepoints" in each chapter that distill key professional standards and practices.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A welcome addition to the literature on preschool assessment. The focus on authentic assessment and the emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices make this book an excellent choice for working with preschoolers with developmental disabilities for whom formal standardized testing is not appropriate. The case examples of young children with a variety of disabilities make the material vivid. I plan to adopt this text for my class in preschool assessment, and it would also be useful for a class in assessing students with low-incidence disabilities."--Catherine A. Fiorello, PhD, School Psychology Program, Temple University
 

"Authentic assessment--the process of evaluating children in their natural environments using materials and activities that are part of their daily experience--is described here from a number of different theoretical perspectives and practical points of view. Bagnato expands the boundaries of our thinking about how to assess children with special needs, exploring this approach to assessment with thoroughness, passion, and common sense."--Samuel J. Meisels, EdD, President, Erikson Institute
 
"Bagnato has put together an incredibly helpful resource for professionals struggling to understand the educational, developmental, medical, and mental health needs of young children and their families. Provided is practical information that can guide assessment teams in capturing children’s optimum performance in real-life settings and routines, and in evaluating early childhood outcomes. The book is replete with helpful examples, resource information, and practice guidelines that help move the notion of authentic assessment from idea into action."--Judith J. Carta, PhD, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas

PsycCRITIQUES

"Bagnato should be applauded for his comprehensive and individually tailored approach to assessment. Had I had a book such as this during my training, I might have been more equipped and inclined to conduct testing with preschoolers....This text is a must read for those who intend to work with children who are in their early childhood years."--PsycCRITIQUES
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606232507
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/23/2009
  • Series: Guilford School Practitioner Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 315
  • Sales rank: 926,609
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Stephen J. Bagnato, EdD, is a developmental school psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bagnato is a core faculty member for Developmental Psychology Interdisciplinary Training at the UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh, a Maternal and Child Health Bureau leadership education institute in neurodevelopmental disabilities, and is Director of Early Childhood Partnerships (ECP) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In over 30 years of research, Dr. Bagnato has specialized in authentic curriculum-based assessment and program evaluation research strategies for young children at developmental risk and with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and has authored over 120 research and applied publications. He has received numerous professional research awards from the National Brain Injury Research Association and the American Psychological Association (Division 16) and was the 2001 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award for his activities in ECP. Dr. Bagnato provides consultation and training to state agencies in early childhood intervention "best practices," challenging and atypical behaviors, authentic assessment in early childhood, and authentic program outcome evaluation research.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. What Are the Professional Standards for Assessment of Preschool Children?

2. How Can Authentic Assessment Prevent the Mismeasure of Young Children?

3. What Are the Foundations for Authentic Assessment of Typical and Atypical Early Development?

4. What are the Best Contexts for Authentic Assessment?

5. Can Professionals "Test without Tests" for Authentic Assessment?, with Richard LeVan

6. How Does Authentic Curriculum-Based Assessment Work?

7. Can Clinical Judgments Guide Parent–Professional Team Decision Making for Early Intervention?, with Eileen McKeating-Esterle

8. How Can We Effectively Assess for Severe Disabilities?, with Pamela S. Wolfe and Richard Kubina

9. How Can We Do Functional Behavioral Assessment with Preschoolers?, with Richard Kubina, Pamela S. Wolfe, and Devender R. Banda

10. What Are Proper Approaches to Detect, Classify, and Intervene for Temperament and Self-Regulatory Behavior Problems in Young Children?

11. How Should We Forecast and Plan for Kindergarten Transition and Early School Success?, with Kimberly A. Blair

12. How Can Authentic Program Evaluation Document Early Childhood Intervention Outcomes?

Synopsis and Conclusions: What Are the Essential Best Practice Guidepoints for Authentic Assessment of Preschool Children?

Appendices

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)