ERIC Number: ED453950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Cognitive Development in Early Childhood. Early Childhood Development.
Grigorenko, Elena L.; Sternberg, Robert J.
Noting that the last 40 years have witnessed an enormous increase in the number of psychological tests designed for the assessment of competencies in very young children, this review summarizes the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of psychological tests and other assessment instruments used to evaluate the cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers, and preschool children. The review is presented in three parts. Part 1 summarizes general principles of early childhood assessment. Part 2 describes the major domains in which the various assessment tools can be compared, evaluated, and selected. Part 3 presents brief descriptions and evaluations of selected instruments. Appended is a list of 313 additional references regarding specific tests or the assessment process. (Contains 103 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Cognitive Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Infants, Measures (Individuals), Norm Referenced Tests, Preschool Children, Preschool Tests, Psychological Testing, Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Standardized Tests, Test Reliability, Test Selection, Test Validity, Theories, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.