Assessing Young Children in Inclusive Settings: The Blended Practices Approach (Paperback)

Assessing Young Children in Inclusive Settings: The Blended Practices Approach By Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, Jennifer Grisham, Sullivan Lynn Cover Image

Assessing Young Children in Inclusive Settings: The Blended Practices Approach (Paperback)

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Meaningful, authentic assessment practices are one key to the success of early childhood inclusion. Prepare current and future teachers with the second edition of this comprehensive textbook, an in‐depth guide to the how and the why of high‐quality assessment in the context of inclusive early childhood settings.

Updated with an emphasis on equity and coverage of other critical topics, the second edition of this comprehensive textbook takes a blended practices approach to assessment in inclusive settings, combining recommended practices from early childhood education and early childhood special education. Well‐known experts Kristie Pretti‐Frontczak, Jennifer Grisham, and contributor Lynn Sullivan have developed this text to align with Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices on assessment. Educators will learn how to select and use assessment instruments, conduct authentic assessment during daily activities and routines, collaborate with families and other team members, conduct eligibility assessments, use assessment to inform program planning and monitor progress, master the challenges of kindergarten assessment, and more.

Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses and professional development programs, this comprehensive text gives teachers the knowledge and tools they need to implement high‐quality assessment and reap its benefits: inclusive, family‐centered programming that improves outcomes for all children.

WHAT'S NEW:

  • New section on considerations for special populations: dual language learners, children in kindergarten, and children who have severe and multiple disabilities
  • Increased focus on educational equity throughout the book
  • New and expanded coverage of important themes and topics, including authenticity, collaborative partnerships, and data‐based decision making
  • New invited contributors who are experts in the field and advocates for early childhood inclusion
  • More practical materials, including new and extended case studies, a revised Curriculum‐Based Assessment Rating Rubric and glossary, and a list of recommended practices
  • Overview of revised versions of commonly used curriculum‐based assessments, including AEPS‐3, COR Advantage, and Work Sampling System
  • Companion materials for faculty, including PowerPoints with links to activities and resources
Product Details ISBN: 9781681255996
ISBN-10: 1681255995
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
Publication Date: November 28th, 2022
Pages: 312
Language: English