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Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage
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Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage



March 2010 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Are you struggling with the complexities of assessment? Demystifying the process of assessment for learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage explains in straightforward language how to put principles into practice.

Looking at models of assessment, the book draws heavily on examples of real assessments from practice, and the relevant theory is explained in context. Lessons from research are applied to best practice, and issues covered include:

  • self-assessment and peer assessment
  • collecting evidence as a basis for making judgements
  • how to track the child's development in the six areas of learning
  • using assessment to inform future planning
  • summative assessment in the EYFS
  • involving parents and carers in the assessment process
  • using assessment to support children with additional needs
  • moderation

Throughout the book there are plenty of practical examples from a range of early years settings, with case studies for the Birth to Five age range.

Students, teachers, teaching assistants, child minders and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) will find this an invaluable guide.



Jonathan Glazzard and Julie Percival
Assessment for Learning: Theoretical Perspectives and Leading Pedagogy
Julie Percival
Values and Principles of Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Denise Chadwick and Anne Webster
Enabling Environments
Julie Percival
Personalized Learning: Looking at Children Holistically
Denise Chadwick and Anne Webster
Listening to Children and Each Other
Denise Chadwick and Anne Webster
Collecting Meaningful Evidence
Jonathan Glazzard
Summarizing Learning and Development at the End of the Early Years Foundation Stage
Jonathan Glazzard
Involving Parents and Carers as Partners in Assessment
Jonathan Glazzard
What Impacts on Children's Learning and Development?
Jonathan Glazzard
The Early Years Foundation Stage and beyond

The book will be very useful as a guide as to how and why we use AfL in the EYFS. I particularly like the case study information and reflective activities. The key points will be valuable for these future practitioners. I have also suggested it as a core text on the BA in Early Childhood Studies Course at the univeristy.

Mrs Caroline Lundy
Faculty of Education, University of Hull Scarborough Campus
October 12, 2011

A clear and well written book - immensely useful in learning about assessment at this often overlooked stage of schooling.

Dr Mary Richardson
Education , Roehampton University
August 3, 2011

The text offers learners with extensive guidance on assessments for young children. I refered to the book in class and one of the learners borrowed it for the day. On returning it she said it was 'brilliant' and she had quoted some material in her assessed work. Assessment is key in the early years and this book supports my module perfectly!

Mrs Ruth Gill
Faculty of Sciences, Staffordshire University
March 27, 2011

Useful book and has a practical emphasis.

Mr Michael Reed
Institute of Education, Worcester University
March 15, 2011

a good book for all cache diploma courses. the learnes all found this book useful

Mrs Karen Cooke
health and social care, Bolton Community College
March 6, 2011

This text is recommended for the following programmes I teach on;
EYPS, EYFS level 3 inset training and the Diploma two year course in child care and FdA HE year one students.
Practical guidance on how and why to assess whilst adhering to EYFS principles and commitments and linking clearly to four main themes. Simplistic style enables new practitioners to become familiar whilst challenging more experienced professional to reflect upon current assessment styles.

Mr Angela Scollan
Please select your department, Please select your institution
January 19, 2011

Excellent text with key relevance to current contemporary issues, research and policy

Miss Emma Cookson
LJCS, UCBC
December 14, 2010

Assessment for learning is clearly explained for Foundation Degree students

Mrs Julie Quigley
Health,Care & Early Years, Blackpool and the Fylde College
November 5, 2010

Excellent book for all courses

Mrs Sarah Adnams
Higher Education, Lowestoft College
October 14, 2010

This is a very good addition to Child Development module and to Early Years professionals to help them assess a child's learning as per the EYFS

Mrs Georgina Lovett
Education , Reading University
October 13, 2010

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