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ERIC Number: ED450895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85955-640-X
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Teaching Scotland, Dundee.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)