Assessment In Early Childhood Education by Sue C. WorthamAssessment In Early Childhood Education by Sue C. Wortham

Assessment In Early Childhood Education

bySue C. Wortham, Belinda J. Hardin

Paperback | February 10, 2015

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This comprehensive text helps prepare future and current teachers to measure or evaluate children in early childhood, to become fully informed about the range of assessment possibilities available, and to learn how those techniques and instruments can be most beneficial to the children in their classrooms. This new edition features expanded and enhanced material covering the ever-growing trend toward performance assessment, portfolios, and other methods of reporting a child’s performance. Throughout, the approach of the authors is to present the development of an assessment system that includes traditional as well as authentic assessment strategies in a comprehensive plan and to seek to inform the reader about all types of assessments and their appropriate use. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments.


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Sue Clark Wortham is Professor Emerita of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to beginning a teaching career in higher education in 1979, she taught prekindergarten through second grade in public schools, worked as a school district administrator, and was a consultant at an educatio...
Title:Assessment In Early Childhood EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.9 inPublished:February 10, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133802914

ISBN - 13:9780133802917

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents
PART I      Introduction to Assessment in Early Childhood  
1 An Overview of Assessment in Early Childhood  
2 How Infants and Young Children Should Be Assessed  
PART II      Standardized Tests
3 How Standardized Tests Are Used, Designed, and Selected  
4 Using and Reporting Standardized Test Results 
PART III      Classroom Assessments 
5 Classroom Assessment and Documentation 
6 Observation  
7 Checklists, Rating Scales, and Rubrics  
8 Teacher-Designed Assessment Strategies
9 Performance-Based Assessment Strategies
10 Portfolio Assessment
11 Communicating With Families