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    By Oralie McAfee, Deborah J. Leong, & Elena Bodrova

    Assessment of children's abilities and knowledge, their approaches to learning, and their strengths, needs, and interests is expected in most early childhood programs. However, many early childhood educators are unsure of how to assess young children's development and learning. This straightforward book will help increase understanding of child assessment, including its specialized and often confusing vocabulary. Focusing on children's development and learning, the authors provide an overview of basic assessment concepts.

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    By Samuel J. Meisels & Sally Atkins-Burnett

    Sound developmental screening identifies those children who should receive more extensive assessment to determine whether they need additional support for learning. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood covers the basics of selecting an appropriate instrument and setting up a screening program.

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    By Gaye Gronlund

    The resource you need to integrate early learning standards into your curriculum! The author provides practical help, support, and clear explanations. Easy-to-read charts show how different states define standards in each major content area and how these standards can be achieved in classrooms and programs. Learn how to plan curriculum with specific learning standards in mind; address standards in ways that are developmentally appropriate and effective; and assess children's progress toward these standards. Copublished with Redleaf Press.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    The articles in this engaging volume, mostly from Young Children, address the purposes of and uses for assessment. Expert commentary from Marian Marion, Gayle Mindes, Richard Clifford, Diane Trister Dodge and others offers an overview of the topic and specific examples to show how assessment informs and improves practice in early childhood education. Includes a statement of position from NAEYC and NAECS/SDE.

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    Journals

    In the July 2013 Using Documentation and Assessment to Support Children’s Learning issue, learn about integrating the families in the child assessment process, using a five-step process to help teachers of primary-age children design developmentally appropriate assessments, involving preschool and kindergarten children in the selection of portfolio piec

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    Multimedia, Books
    By NAEYC

    This multimedia training program offers 12 one-and-one-half-hour workshops designed to address basic questions about classroom-based assessment. Staff development specialists can use it to conduct training in early childhood settings for 3- to 5-year-old children. It is also appropriate for higher education courses. The manual includes the outcomes, timeframes, materials, handouts, and preparatory activities for each workshop. Trainer’s Notes provide a suggested script and a DVD-ROM has slides and video clips, as well as PDFs for creating Participants’ Notebooks.

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    By Margo L. Dichtelmiller

    The Power of Assessment explores the critical role of the assessment cycle in the early childhood classroom. Dispelling the myth of assessment as a daunting or anxiety-inducing task, the author positions assessment as a powerful teaching tool leading to more effective teaching and better outcomes for young children. This resource empowers teachers to effectively foster children’s learning and create positive relationships with children and their families.

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