Assessing Young Children by Gayle MindesAssessing Young Children by Gayle Mindes

Assessing Young Children

byGayle Mindes, Lee Ann Jung

Paperback | April 7, 2014

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Assessing Young Children, 5/e by Mindes and Yung is the ideal resource for pre- and in-service teachers with a need to understand the broad range of assessment issues in early childhood and to deliver an effective educational program for all young children from birth through age eight. Grounded in research-based and recommended practices, it prepares teachers to assess young children in a variety of settings, including inclusive environments, blending early childhood and early childhood special education. Students learn about assessment practices from observation to the complexities of referring children for special education or early intervention evaluation. The focus throughout is on working with interdisciplinary teams to serve a diverse population of children. The new Fifth Edition features a “Cultural Connections” section in each chapter clarifying applications of the topic with children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Particular attention is paid to English learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources.


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Gayle Mindes is Professor of Education at DePaul University in Chicago.  She teaches in the pre-service early childhood and elementary education programs there.  Mindes, a life-long urban educator writes and speaks on the topics of assessment, social studies, and kindergarten.  Recent books include: Bayat, M. & Mindes, G. (in preparat...
Title:Assessing Young ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10 × 8 × 1.2 inPublished:April 7, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133519236

ISBN - 13:9780133519235


Table of Contents

Chapter 1       A Comprehensive Assessment System for Birth Through Age 8  

Chapter 2       Developing Family Partnerships in Assessment  

Chapter 3       Observation as the Key Method in the System  

Chapter 4       Using Basic Concepts of Measurement  

Chapter 5       Choosing and Using the Right Measure  

Chapter 6       Assessment for Planning Intervention

Chapter 7        Conferencing, Grading and Reporting

Chapter 8       Building a Child Study  

Chapter 9       Special Issues in Infant and Toddler Assessment  

Chapter 10     Special Issues in Preschool Assessment  

Chapter 11     Special Issues in Primary Grades  


Appendix A   Child Development Chart for Typical Development  

Appendix B    Selected Early Childhood Tests to Consider for Use in Educational and Child-Care Settings  

Appendix C   Test Evaluation Guidelines  

Appendix D   Choosing Technology and Software to Support Assessment  

Appendix E    Portfolio Template  

Appendix F    Websites That Address Assessment for Teachers of Young Children

Appendix G   Assessment Bibliography for Kindergarten and Primary Teachers   



Name Index   

Subject Index