ERIC Number: ED512191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education
Wright, Robert J.
SAGE Publications (CA)
The book is a highly readable integration of the latest assessment policies, and includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English Language Learners--topics that have rarely been touched upon in other textbooks. Focusing on practical applications of key concepts, this text provides a knowledge base of what every early childhood teacher should know about evaluating young children. This book will be used as a core textbook in upper-division undergraduate courses and first-level graduate courses in early childhood education assessment. The contents of this book are: (I) Background, Current Issues, and Interpretation of Assessments in Early Childhood, which includes: (1) Framework and History of Early Education and the Assessment of Young Children; (2) Issues and Current Practice for Assessing Young Children; (3) Understanding Early Childhood Assessment Scores; (II) Formative and Summative Assessments and Tests, which includes: (4) Informal Evaluations of Young Children; (5) Teacher Constructed Scales and Checklists; (6) Summative Measurements of Educational Outcomes; (III) Individual Screening Measures and Full Assessments, which includes: (7) Developmental Assessments of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; (8) Cognitive Assessment of Young Children; (9) Standardized Assessments of the Early Academic Skills of Young Children; (IV) Parent Communication and Special Needs Children, which includes: (10) Evaluating, Grading, and Reporting to Parents; (11) Identification of Young Children with Special Needs; (12) Family Involvement and Engagement; and (V) Evaluation of Early Childhood Programs and Schools, which includes: (13) Program Evaluation and Planning.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Family Involvement, Second Language Learning, Young Children, Special Needs Students, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Educational History, Scores, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Testing, Check Lists, English (Second Language), Screening Tests, Measurement Techniques, Child Development, Parent School Relationship, Communication Strategies, Program Development, Identification, Standardized Tests, Cognitive Measurement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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