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Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1

Assessment in Early Childhood: A Work in Progress

CHAPTER 2

Legal, Ethical, and Professional Responsibilities in Assessment

CHAPTER 3

Why, What, and When to Assess

CHAPTER 4

Documenting: Collecting Information

CHAPTER 5

Documenting: Recording Information

CHAPTER 6

Compiling and Summarizing Information

CHAPTER 7

Interpreting Assessment Information

CHAPTER 8

Using Assessment Information

CHAPTER 9

Organizing for Assessment

CHAPTER 10

Standardized Tests: What Early Childhood Teachers Should Know

CHAPTER 11

Communicating and Collaborating Using Assessment Processes and Results

APPENDIX A

Assessment and Analysis Guides

APPENDIX B

Developmental Red Flags for Children Ages

3 to 5*

Glossary

About the Author

Oralie McAfee is professor emerita of early childhood education at Metropolitan State University 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 University of Denver and co-founder and Executive 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). She is co-author with Dr.s McAfee and 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, 1996) and four educational videos (Davidson Films). She and Dr. Bodrova have written many articles on assessment, play, early literacy, and the development of self-regulation in young children.Elena Bodrova is a senior researcher at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) in Denver, Colorado. Prior to her coming to the United States, she was a senior researcher at the Russian Center for Educational Innovations and the Russian Institute for Preschool Education. She received her Ph.D. from the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and her M.A. from Moscow State University. In addition to her work with Dr. Leong, she co-authored the book, For the Love of Words: Vocabulary Instruction That Works, Grades K-6 (Jossey-Bass) with Diane E. Paynter and Jane K. Doty.

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