For a course on Assessment in kindergarten and the primary grades.
Based on the premise that curriculum, assessment, and teaching are inextricably intertwined, this text is designed to help prospective teachers of young children conduct informal and formal assessments and develop an assessment system that draws information from various assessment sources. By doing so, complimentary and comprehensive assessment information is rendered and informs educators, learners, parents, and accountability requirements. The text emphasizes an assessment mindset that comprehensive, reliable, and valid assessment data pave the way for meaningful, relevant, and engaging learning opportunities for children.
Table of Contents
PART I Overview of Meaningful Assessments of Young Children
Chapter 1 Assessment of Young Children: Striving for Meaningful Practices
Chapter 2 The Big Picture: Development, Diversity, and Standards
PART II Components of a Meaningful Assessment System
Chapter 3 A Planning Format for Meaningful Assessment I: Formal Assessments of Young Children
Chapter 4 A Planning Format for Meaningful Assessment II: Informal Assessments of Young Children
Chapter 5 Portfolio Development and Assessment
Chapter 6 Collaborating with Young Children to Promote Their Self-Assessment and Learning
Chapter 7 Collaborating with Families to Promote Meaningful Assessments
PART III Completing the Picture: Shared Responsibilities for Child Outcomes
Chapter 8 Making Readiness Assessment Meaningful
Chapter 9 Program Evaluation: An Essential Component of a Meaningful Early Childhood Assessment System
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$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501154-6