Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

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SAGE, Nov 2, 2009 - Education - 331 pages
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An engaging examination of current issues and practices involved in assessing young children

A highly readable integration of the latest assessment practices and policies, this text includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English language learners—topics that are insufficiently addressed in other assessment texts. Focusing on practical applications of key concepts, Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education provides a knowledge base of what every early childhood teacher should know about assessing young children.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage examines the full range of assessments, including formative, summative, authentic, and standardized.
  • Cases in Point provide practical implications and examples from real life.
  • Objectives for Learning alert students as to central concepts and provide guidance for reading and studying.
  • Discussion Questions encourage analysis and class discussions, promoting higher order thinking on the topics.


Ancillaries
Password-protected instructor resources, available at www.sagepub.com/wrightinstr, feature PowerPoint slides, a test bank, Internet resources, and additional activities.


 

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Contents

Background Current Issues and Interpretation of Assessments in Early Childhood
1
1 History and Framework of Early Education and the Assessment of Young Children
3
2 Issues and Current Practice for Assessing Young Children
23
3 Understanding Early Childhood Assessment Scores
45
Formative and Summative Assessments and Tests
69
4 Informal Evaluations of Young Children
71
5 TeacherConstructed Scales and Checklists
95
6 Summative Measurements of Educational Outcomes
117
Parent Communication and Special Needs Children
197
10 Evaluating Grading and Reporting to Parents
199
11 Identification of Young Children With Special Needs
221
12 Family Involvement and Engagement
243
Evaluation of Early Childhood Programs and Schools
261
13 Program Evaluation and Planning
263
Glossary
283
References
297

Individual Screening Measures and Full Assessments
135
7 Developmental Assessments of Infants Toddlers and Preschoolers
137
8 Cognitive Assessment of Young Children
157
9 Standardized Assessments of the Early Academic Skills of Young Children
177
Index
317
About the Author
331
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About the author (2009)

Robert J. Wright is a professor of educational psychology in the Center for Education at Widener University.

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