ERIC Number: EJ1023434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Authentic Assessment: Establishing a Clear Foundation for Instructional Practices
Dennis, Lindsay R.; Rueter, Jessica A.; Simpson, Cynthia G.
Preventing School Failure, v57 n4 p189-195 2013
As children transition from Early Childhood Intervention Services to public education, it is critical that the results from the assessment practices used to identify children for services in public education are translated into instructional techniques that early childhood educators are able to implement in the classroom setting. This article aims to describe best practices in assessment of young children who are transitioning from Early Childhood Intervention Services to public school services with specific emphasis placed on authentic assessment, and the potential benefits of this type of assessment as compared with traditional standardized assessment practices.
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Early Intervention, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Public Education, Best Practices, Play, Interviews, Observation, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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