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ERIC Number: EJ913826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Using Document Panels to Record, Reflect, and Relate Learning Experiences
Ogunnaike-Lafe, Yomi; Krohn, Joan
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n193 p92-96 May-Jun 2010
Assessment is a hotly contested issue in education today. The education policy No Child Left Behind (NCLB) emphasizes standardized testing throughout a child's schooling as a major means of assessment. Even at Head Start an attempt was made at standardized testing using the National Reporting System (NRS). Although research indicates that these children do not yet have the literacy skills for paper and pencil testing, the government is nevertheless interested in assessing very young children. How then should early childhood teachers account for children's performance especially in classrooms where it seems that "all the children do is play"? How do educators share the value of their curriculum, teaching strategies, observations, goal-setting, and goal assessments? How can they interpret their classroom practice for those unfamiliar with the learning process in early childhood? This article explores these questions through the use of document panels, a powerful tool used in capturing the process of learning in early childhood classrooms. Quick reminders for creating document panels are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001