ERIC Number: ED450895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Learning: Assessing Children's Progress 3 to 5. Early Education Support Series.
Hayward, Louise; Riach, Christine; Reid, Myra
This guide is designed to help staff working in a range of early childhood settings to assess the progress of children from 3 to 5 years, particularly those working with "A Curriculum Framework for Children in the Pre-School Year" issued by the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department. Following an introduction, the guide is presented in five parts, each organized in a similar way to offer: (1) key ideas regarding the topic; (2) advice to help staff put ideas into practice; (3) comments from staff describing their approaches; (4) questions to help staff review their present practices; and (5) practical examples. The five chapters detailing each step in the assessment cycle are: (1) "Planning for Effective Learning," including samples of plans related to each area of development and learning; (2) "Observing and Assessing during Staff Interaction," including suggestions for improving observation skills; (3) "Recording: Summarising Success and Progress," including daily recording of observations and portfolio assessments; (4) "Reporting To Promote Partnerships," including suggestions for involving children and parents in reporting and managing transitions from the nursery to the primary school; and (5) "Evaluating: The Heart of Effective Learning," focusing on the use of reflection to improve learning and teaching. (KB)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship, Observation, Outcomes of Education, Parent School Relationship, Portfolio Assessment, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Reflective Teaching, School Readiness, Student Evaluation, Teacher Behavior
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Learning and Teaching Scotland, Dundee.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)