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ERIC Number: EJ854444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Assessment and Decision-Making in Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Strand, Paul S.; Cerna, Sandra; Skucy, Jim
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v16 n2 p209-218 Apr 2007
Assessment within the fields of early childhood education and early childhood intervention is guided by the "deductive-psychometric model", which is a framework for legitimizing constructs that arise from theories. An alternative approach, termed the "inductive-experimental model", places significantly more restrictions on what constitutes a legitimate construct. In this paper, the utility of these two assessment models, one more generative and one more restrictive, are evaluated within the context of a Head Start setting. Given the pragmatic goal of informing instruction, we argue for the superiority of the more restrictive approach. Implications for early childhood intervention are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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