Assessment in Early Childhood Education

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SAGE, Jan 28, 1992 - 200 pages
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An absolute must for all of us endeavouring to cope with and combat the current climate' - "Early Years"

This bookhas three objectives; to identify the essential features of forms of assessment which will be genuinely supportive of education in the early years; to help teachers in their search for such forms; and to evaluate the likely impact of the systems of external assessment currently being imposed.

 

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Contents

Assessment and the Nursery Curriculum
46
A Review of Approaches
69
Core Subjects and
93
Teacher Assessment through
122
Bilingualism and Assessment
144
In Conclusion
163
Bibliography
172
Index of Names
181
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Page 7 - Diagnostic: through which learning difficulties may be scrutinised and classified so that appropriate remedial help and guidance can be provided • Summative: for the recording of the overall achievement of a pupil in a systematic way • Evaluative: by means of which some aspects of the work of a school, an LEA or other discrete part of the educational service can be assessed and/or reported upon. (DBS, 1987, para.23) The first two purposes refer to work directly in the classroom and are designed...
Page 7 - Curriculum assessment programme should be capable of fulfilling: - formative, so that the positive achievements of a pupil may be recognised and discussed and the appropriate next steps may be planned; - diagnostic, through which learning difficulties may be scrutinised and classified so that appropriate remedial help and guidance can be provided...

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