ISBN-10:
1928896189
ISBN-13:
9781928896180
Pub. Date:
06/24/2004
Publisher:
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Professionals / Edition 1

Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Professionals / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781928896180
Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Publication date: 06/24/2004
Series: Basics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 511,127
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Oralie McAfee, professor emerita of early childhood education at Metropolitan State College of Denver, is author of numerous publications related to working with young children and their families, and has done research on assessment practices and needs in Head Start and in selected state-funded prekindergarten programs.

Deborah J. Leong is a professor of psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver and a research fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) where she is working on a computerized pre-K state standards database and a database of preschool assessment instruments with Elena Bodrova. She has written on assessment, play, early literacy, and the development of self-regulation in young children.

Elena Bodrova is a senior researcher at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) in Aurora, Colorado, and a research fellow at NIEER. Previously, she had been visiting professor of educational psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver, senior researcher at the Russian Center for Educational Innovations and the Russian Institute for Preschool Education, and adjunct professor of educational psychology at Moscow Teacher Training College. She writes extensively on early literacy, play, and assessment.

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As an early childhood educator, you probably have your own ways of appraising children’s development and learning that seem to work—things you have done in the past, things you are doing now. But in today’s environment— where assessment is a term much bandied about and where questions, claims, and concerns arise from families, supervisors, and policymakers—you may be looking for help to make sense of what you hear and are expected to do. Specifically, you want to confidently
• assess children in sensible, meaningful ways,
• describe to families the kinds of assessment you are using and why, and share with them the resulting information and insights about their child, and
• use information from assessment to benefit children’s learning and development.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About This Booklet
Getting Acquainted with Assessment
A Definition
The Process of Assessment
Why We Assess Young Children
Sound Assessment Is .
Doing Assessment
Assessment in the Classroom
What Can (and Should) Be Assessed
When to Assess
Gathering Information about Children
Looking at the Information You Gathered
Using Your Assessment Information
Making Assessment a Part of Your Classroom
Resources
References
For More Information
Glossary

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