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Assessment in early childhood education / Sue C. Wortham and Belinda J. Hardin. [print]

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: Boston : Pearson, (c)2020.Edition: Eighth editionDescription: 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780135206522
  • 0135206529
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • LB3060.217.W932.A874 2020
Contents:
An overview of assessment in early childhood
How infants and young children should be assessed
How standardized tests are used, designed, and selected
Using and reporting standardized test results
Classroom assessment and documentation
Observation
Checklists, rating scales, and rubrics
Teacher-designed assessment strategies
Performance-based assessment strategies
Portfolio assessment
Communicating with families.
Summary: "Students preparing to become teachers of young children from infancy through the early primary grades must be prepared to measure or evaluate children who are in the period of development called early childhood. Tests and other types of assessments designed for young children are different from those intended for chil-dren in later grades in elementary school. Because infants and children under age 8 have developmental needs different from those of older children, a textbook that includes discussion of assessment in the early childhood years must be written from a developmental perspective. In the second decade of the 21st century, early childhood educators have been challenged in their efforts to assess very young children using the most important strategies for their ongoing development. As a result, it is especially important that future teachers and teachers who are struggling with these issues be fully in-formed about the range of assessment possibilities and when they are the most beneficial for young children"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographies and index.

An overview of assessment in early childhood

How infants and young children should be assessed

How standardized tests are used, designed, and selected

Using and reporting standardized test results

Classroom assessment and documentation

Observation

Checklists, rating scales, and rubrics

Teacher-designed assessment strategies

Performance-based assessment strategies

Portfolio assessment

Communicating with families.

"Students preparing to become teachers of young children from infancy through the early primary grades must be prepared to measure or evaluate children who are in the period of development called early childhood. Tests and other types of assessments designed for young children are different from those intended for chil-dren in later grades in elementary school. Because infants and children under age 8 have developmental needs different from those of older children, a textbook that includes discussion of assessment in the early childhood years must be written from a developmental perspective. In the second decade of the 21st century, early childhood educators have been challenged in their efforts to assess very young children using the most important strategies for their ongoing development. As a result, it is especially important that future teachers and teachers who are struggling with these issues be fully in-formed about the range of assessment possibilities and when they are the most beneficial for young children"--Provided by publisher.

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