Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning (3rd Edition)

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This comprehensive guide to assessment in early childhood curriculum continues to provide the most current research and practical guides to integrate authentic assessment with effective teaching. This book shows assessment as a process teachers can use in their personal classrooms. By using the latest procedures - portfolios, standards, benchmarks, rubrics, and reproducible forms - the third edition is unique in its offerings. This book also includes guides for interpreting and using assessment information once it has been collected. These guides are based on the most current research about how young children learn. It also includes constructivist approaches, as well as cultural and individual differences. For early childhood teachers.

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Oralie McAfee is professor emerita of early childhood education at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She is the author of books, research papers, articles, curriculum and teacher-training materials, and other publications related to working with young children and their families in the classroom and home, and has presented on these topics throughout the United States. She has done research on assessment practices and needs in Head Start and in selected state-funded prekindergarten programs. She is author (with Deborah J. Leong and Elena Bodrova) of Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Educators (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2004).


Deborah J. Leong is a professor emerita  of psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver and director of the Tools of the Mind Curriculum Project, a Vygotskian-based early childhood teacher-training program. She is also a research fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) working on a computerized Pre-K state standards database and a database of preschool assessment instruments with Elena Bodrova. She is co-author with Dr. McAfee and Dr. Bodrova of Basics of Assessment (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2004). Dr. Leong is also co-author with Dr. Bodrova of Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2007) and four educational videos (Davidson Films). She has written many articles on assessment, play, early literacy, and the development of self-regulation in young children.

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