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ERIC Number: EJ938478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Infant-Toddler Teachers Can Successfully Employ Authentic Assessment: The "Learning through Relating" System
Moreno, Amanda J.; Klute, Mary M.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v26 n4 p484-496 2011
This study documents the reliability and validity of a new infant-toddler authentic assessment, the Learning Through Relating Child Assets Record (LTR-CAR), and its feasibility of use by infant-toddler caregivers in an Early Head Start program. In a sample of 136 children, results indicated a strong internal structure of the LTR-CAR as evidenced by high internal consistency within age bands, expected performance in terms of the order of difficulty of items, and expected performance relative to the chronological ages of children. Moreover, the LTR-CAR accounted for a statistically significant amount of unique variance (between 6 and 26%), over and above age and gender, in six out of eight regressions predicting criterion measures. Given the increasing numbers of infants and toddlers in non-parental care, the need for authentic assessment as a tool to plan meaningful learning opportunities, as well as the lack of evidence-based authentic assessment options at the infant-toddler level, the LTR-CAR may provide a viable option for the field. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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