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Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412970150
  • Published By: Sage Publications Inc
  • Year: 2009
  • Page Count: 360
  • Publication date: December 11, 2013

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Price: $129
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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.

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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Robert J. Wright

Dr Robert J. (Bob) Wright holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Queensland (Australia) and a doctoral degree in mathematics education from the University of Georgia. He is an adjunct professor in mathematics education at Southern Cross University in New South Wales. Bob is an inter­nationally recognized leader in assessment and instruction relating to children’s early arithmetical knowledge and strategies, publishing six books, and many articles and papers in this field. His work over the last 25 years has included the development of the Mathematics Recovery Program, which focuses on providing specialist training for teachers to advance the numeracy levels of young children assessed as low-attainers. In Australia and New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and elsewhere, this programme has been implemented widely, and applied extensively to classroom teaching and to average and able learners as well as low-attainers. Bob has conducted several research projects funded by the Australian Research Council including the most recent project focusing on assessment and intervention in the early arithmetical learning of low-attaining 8- to 10-year-olds.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Part I. Background, Current Issues, and Interpretation of Assessments in Early Childhood

Chapter 1. History and Framework of Early Education and the Assessment of Young Children

Chapter 2. Issues and Current Practice for Assessing Young Children

Chapter 3. Understanding Early Childhood Assessment Scores

Part II. Formative and Summative Assessments and Tests

Chapter 4. Informal Evaluations of Young Children

Chapter 5. Teacher-Constructed Scales and Checklists

Chapter 6. Summative Measurements of Educational Outcomes

Part III. Individual Screening Measures and Full Assessments

Chapter 7. Developmental Assessments of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Chapter 8. Cognitive Assessment of Young Children

Chapter 9. Standardized Assessments of the Early Academic Skills of Young Children

Part IV. Parent Communication and Special Needs Children

Chapter 10. Evaluating, Grading, and Reporting to Parents

Chapter 11. Identification of Young Children With Special Needs

Chapter 12. Family Involvement and Engagement

Part V. Evaluation of Early Childhood Programs and Schools

Chapter 13. Program Evaluation and Planning




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