Assessing Young Children in Inclusive Settings
The Blended Practices Approach
AUTHOR: Grisham-Brown, Jennifer and Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie
PUBLISHER: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
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To ensure the best possible outcomes for young children with and without disabilities, early childhood educators must enter the classroom ready to conduct all types of early childhood assessment, including determining if children need additional service, planning and monitoring instruction, and determining program effectiveness. They'll get the preparation they need with this comprehensive textbook, an indepth blueprint for high-quality assessment in today's age of inclusion, standards-based education, and accountability.
Developed by prominent early childhood special education experts Jennifer Grisham-Brown and Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, this book is a natural follow up to the bestselling, widely adopted Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Settings. Future educators of young children will get the research and recommended practices they need to: conduct authentic assessment during children's natural routines and play activities; use assessment to inform effective program planning; ensure that their practices are aligned with DEC adn NAEYC recommendations; involve families as collaborative partners in the whole assessment process; select and use assessment instruments with documented evidence of technical adequacy; conduct eligibililty assessments and identify children for special service under IDEA; assess children wth diverse abilities; and engage in assessment to plan and revise quality instruction.
An essential textbook for all preservice early childhood educators, this book is also a key resource for a wide range of in-service professionals, from principals and consultants to teacher study groups. Educators will learn how to confidently implement high-quality assessment and reap its benefits: inclusive, family-centered programming that improves outcomes for all children.
PUBLICATION DATE: 10/5/2010