Meaningful Assessments of the Young Child Celebrating Development and Learning

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-28
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This book is not for the "tired and timid" but for those committed professionals who wish to think through a plan that is coherent, cohesive, learner- and family-focused, and work through the development of a defensible (reliable and valid) authentic assessment system.Discusses emerging research in the area of brain development research and its implication for assessment practices. Provides information on the "standards movement" and how these standards can have either a negative or positive impact on developmental goals. Adds a developmental continuum as an appendix to help teachers focus on emerging development rather than on perceived deficits in children. Provides an added chapter on portfolio systems. Places more emphasis on the discussions of diversity and inclusion.For educators and school administrators.

Author Biography

Margaret B. Puckett is Retired Professor and Chair of the Elementary and Early Childhood Education department at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Table of Contents

Overview of Meaningful Assessments of Young Children
Assessment of Young Children: Striving for Meaningful Practices
The Big Picture: Development, Diversity, and Standards
Components of a Meaningful Assessment System
A Planning Format for Meaningful Assessment I: Formal Assessments
A Planning Format for Meaningful Assessment II: Informal Assessments
Portfolio Development and Assessment
Collaborating with Young Children to Promote Their Self-Assessment and Learning
Collaborating with Families to Promote Meaningful Assessments
Completing the Picture: Shared Responsibilities for Child Outcomes
Making Readiness Assessments Meaningful
Program Evaluation: An Essential Component of a Meaningful Early Childhood Assessment System
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