Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education

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Teachers College Press, 2005 - Education - 185 pages
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This bestselling book is still the best choice for helping early childhood teachers understand the process of assessment and evaluation to benefit young children. Completely revised to address the issues that have been raised by new testing, accountability, and standards policies, the Second Edition features completely new chapters on assessing Children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Children with special needs plus a glossary of terms and an annotated listing of assessment instruments.
 

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Contents

Putting Early Childhood Assessment and Evaluation
17
Evaluation from a Developmental Perspective
31
THE ROLE OF FORMAL ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
41
Characteristics and Uses of Standardized Test Results
51
Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Testing
64
PART III
81
Assessment Using PerformanceBased Strategies
95
Integrating Alternative Assessment Procedures
117
PART IV
131
Using Assessment to Plan for Curriculum and Instruction
137
Assessment of Children with Cultural andor Linguistic Differences
143
Epilogue
149
Glossary of Assessment and Evaluation Terms
159
Index
175
About the Author
185
Copyright

Dramatic Play Activities 12 3
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About the author (2005)

Dominic Gullo is professor of elementary and early childhood education at Queens College, City University of New York.

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