ERIC Number: ED368471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education.
Gullo, Dominic F.
This book is intended to help early childhood practitioners develop the essential understanding they require for appropriate use of assessment and evaluation information and to illuminate many of the issues involved in formal and informal assessment and evaluation. The chapters are: (1) "Assessment and Evaluation in the Early Childhood Years"; (2) "Putting Early Childhood Assessment and Evaluation in Perspective"; (3) "Evaluation from a Developmental Perspective"; (4) "Formal Assessment and Evaluation Instruments and Procedures"; (5) "Making Informed Decisions about Formal Assessment and Evaluation"; (6) "Testing and School Readiness"; (7) "Informal Assessment and Evaluation Procedures"; (8) "Alternative Forms of Assessment"; and (9) "Integrating Alternative Assessment Procedures into the Early Childhood Curriculum." Appendixes contain a glossary of assessment instruments in early childhood education, and a case study of one school's attempt at developing an alternative assessment program. Contains over 100 references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Assessment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Informal Assessment, Learning Readiness, School Readiness, Screening Tests, Standardized Tests, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3309-1, $32; paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3308-3, $15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A