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Assessing and Guiding Yound Children's Development and Learning, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Oralie McAfee, Deborah J. Leong

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 4, 2010

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Th>Assessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning has been revised and updated to reflect the rapidly developing concepts of appropriate assessment, expected educational outcomes, the way young children develop and learn, and the early childhood teacher’s assessment responsibilities.

 

Features:

  • Current Expectations of Teachers
  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Responsibilities
  • Assessing the Assessments - explains what teachers need to know to fulfill their roles in education today
  • Assessment and Analysis Guides
  • Red Flags - a list of "red flags" that alert teachers to patterns of concerning behavior
  • Reflection, Study, and Discussion Prompts
  • Summaries and Suggested Readings
  • Glossary

 

New to this edition:

  • New sections on emerging concepts and functions of Formative and Summative Assessment
  • New information and guidance for teachers working with English-language learners
  • New section on scaffolding
  • Updated legal requirements for assessment
  • Updated references, readings, and glossary

Table of Contents

Part I             Professionalism in Assessment

Chapter 1          Assessment in Early Childhood: A Work in Progress    

Assessment Vocabulary    

Expectations of Teachers    

Factors Contributing to Current Practices in Assessment   

Professional Responsibility    

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Chapter 2          Legal, Ethical, and Professional Responsibilities in Assessment    

Know Federal, State, and Local Requirements Related to  Assessment    

Ensure that Assessment Information is Accurate and Trustworthy

Assess All Children Fairly

Follow Professional and Ethical Guidelines

Use Assessment Results in Appropriate Ways    

Summary   

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Part II           Assessing and Teaching

Chapter 3          Why, What, and When to Assess    

Assessment Decisions    

Why Assess?    

What to Assess?    

When to Assess?    

Some Final Thoughts    

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Chapter 4          Documenting: Collecting Information    

Multiple Windows    

Sources of Information    

Methods of Collecting Information    

Contexts for Assessment    

Choosing the Appropriate Assessment Window    

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Chapter 5          Documenting: Recording Information    

Description and Examples of Recording Procedures    

Selecting a Recording Procedure    

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Chapter 6            Compiling and Summarizing Information    

Portfolios    

Group and Individual Profiles and Summaries    

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Chapter 7          Interpreting Assessment Information   

Ensure the Authenticity and Trustworthiness of the Data    

Interpret and Understand the Meaning of Assessment Findings   

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion   

Suggested Readings   


Chapter 8          Using Assessment Information    

Planning Strategies 

Individual and Group Strategies    

Curriculum and Classroom Modification Strategies    

Examples of Using Assessment Information to Guide Instruction    

Summary   

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings  


Chapter 9            Organizing for Assessment    

Integrating Assessment and Teaching   

Developing a Plan    

Organizing Files and Forms   

Summary    

For Personal Reflection   

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Part III          The Classroom and Beyond

Chapter 10          Standardized Tests: What Early Childhood Teachers Should Know    

The Difference between an Assessment That Has Standardized Procedures and a Standardized Test   

Definition of a Standardized Test    

Limitations and Inadequacies of Standardized Testing   

Types of Standardized Tests    

The Early Childhood Teacher’s Role in Standardized Testing    

Standardized Instruments Used to Measure Opportunities to Learn    

Finding Out More about Standardized Tests    

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    For Further Study and Discussion   

Suggested Readings   


Chapter 11        Communicating and Collaborating Using Assessment Processes and Results   

Communicating with Children    

Communicating with Parents    

Communicating and Collaborating with Other Professionals    

Professional and Personal Development and Learning   

Summary    

For Personal Reflection    

For Further Study and Discussion    

Suggested Readings   


Appendix A  Assessment and Analysis Guides   

Appendix B  Developmental Red Flags for Children Ages 3 to 5    

Glossary    

References    

Name Index    

Subject Index   

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