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Assessment in Early Childhood Education / Edition 6
     

Assessment in Early Childhood Education / Edition 6

by Sue C. Wortham
 

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ISBN-10: 0132481227

ISBN-13: 2900132481228

Pub. Date: 02/16/2011

Publisher: Pearson

This user-friendly book discusses assessment in terms that are understandable to teachers. Its strong coverage of traditional assessment vehicles is apparent in its comprehensive treatment of standardized tests. Non-traditional vehicles are also thoroughly examined in several chapters on informal evaluation methods. An objective perspective on issues surrounding the

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This user-friendly book discusses assessment in terms that are understandable to teachers. Its strong coverage of traditional assessment vehicles is apparent in its comprehensive treatment of standardized tests. Non-traditional vehicles are also thoroughly examined in several chapters on informal evaluation methods. An objective perspective on issues surrounding the efficacy and effectiveness of assessment strategies is presented, along with the strengths and weaknesses of each type, to give readers a balanced rather than biased view. The book is divided into four parts—Introduction, Standardized Tests, Informal Assessments, and Assessment Systems—and organized to help readers understand assessment components. Coverage includes current trends and issues, as well as information on performance assessment, portfolios, and other methods of reporting a child's performance—such as observation, checklists, and rating scales that are appropriate for young children. For pre-service and in-service teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900132481228
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD.

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 Assessment.
10. Assessment Systems: Communicating with Parents.

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