Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education
Assessment in Early Childhood
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.
- 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.
"I have every intention of using the text. It is the best one I’ve ever read. I really think this will help my students put all these little parts together and have a deeper understanding of assessment practices. The text is really excellent."
"I think the casepoints, websites, and examples of assessments would be helpful for pre-service teachers. This text would also be a good reference for teachers who are in the field due to its many resources."
"It gives a comprehensive view of assessment that is easily understood. It delineates the issues surrounding assessment in a way that makes it possible for students to get the big picture. It helps them develop their own thinking about standardized and informal assessments."
I was slightly disappointed with the content of the book and the theoretical perspective adopted. I felt that the title reflected a socio-cultural approach!
Extremely comprehensive yet easy to read and understand