ERIC Number: ED425843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Baseline Assessment Literature Review and Pre-School Record Keeping in Scotland. Interchange No. 55.
Wilkinson, J. Eric; Watt, Joyce; Napuk, Angela; Normand, Barbara
Interchange, n55 1998
Every opportunity should be taken to communicate research findings both inside and outside government programs and make them accessible to policy makers, teachers, lecturers, parents, and employers. The "Interchange" series aims to further improve the Educational Research Unit's (ERU) dissemination of the findings of research funded by the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department (SOEID). This double issue of "Interchange" summarizes the findings from two projects: an international review of literature on baseline assessment, and a national survey commissioned to identify current assessment and recordkeeping practices in a representative sample of all preschool centers. The first part of the report details the baseline assessment literature review and examines current assessment practice, purposes of assessment, making the case for baseline assessment, baseline assessment in England and Wales, and how assessments are conducted and used. The second section details preschool record keeping in Scotland and includes discussion of the importance, effects, parental response, training and support, and recommendations. Findings noted include variability in assessment practices between different types of centers, and little passage of information between preschool and primary school teachers about individual children. (Contains 32 references.) (SD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Recordkeeping
Interchange, Educational Research Unit (ERU), Scottish Office Education and Industry Department, Room 2B, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom; Web site: http://www.hmis.scotoff.gov.uk/riu
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)