Six Simple Ways to Assess Young Children / Edition 1

Six Simple Ways to Assess Young Children / Edition 1

by Sue Yarbrough Gober
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Cengage Learning


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Six Simple Ways to Assess Young Children / Edition 1

Educators of young children who regard the most valid ways to evaluate growth and development of the children they teach, will benefit from this easy to read guidebook that offers assessment methods that can be expeditiously implemented into any program. Its principles and use of terminology are clearly presented, as the book represents the important role assessment plays in accountabilities of teaching children. Specific instruction is also given on creating portfolios, what they should look like, and how they facilitate teaching. Perforated pages of samples, developmental checklists, instructional forms are included in the appendices for easy reference and use.

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ISBN-13: 9780766839250
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/17/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.94(w) x 10.48(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Vi. Part I: Assessment…The Art of Making It Simple. An Introduction 2. Definition 4. What Should I Assess? 6. Developmental Milestones 9. Why Assess? 12. How Should I Assess? 17. Summary 19. Part II. Six Simple Methods of Assessment. Developmental Checklist 21. Parent Interview 37. Self-Portrait 50. Work Samples of Scribbling, Writing, or Drawing 61. Audiotapes 71. Anecdotal Records 77. Part III. Pulling It All Together. Now What? 87. Pulling It All Together - A Final Narrative 88. How Many Types of Assessments Should I Use? 90. Portfolios as a Way to Save Student Work 93. A Working Portfolio 94. What Does a Working Portfolio Look Like? 95. Teacher-Made Portfolio 96. Special Needs Children and Portfolios 98. How Will This Portfolio Help Me Teach? 100. The Checklist Is Not a Curriculum 102. Summary 103. References. References 104. Appendix A. Developmental Checklists. Appendix B. Parent Interview Forms. Appendix C. Samples of Self-Portraits. Appendix D. Samples of Anecdotes. Appendix E. Sample of Student Work. Appendix F. Example of a Narrative

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