The Power of Assessment: Transforming Teaching and Learning

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The Power of Assessment examines the role that the assessment process plays in the early childhood classroom. Dispelling the myth that assessment is a daunting or anxiety-producing task, the author positions it as a powerful teaching tool that leads to more effective teaching and better outcomes for young children. This resource empowers teachers to effectively promote children’s learning and create positive relationships with children and their families.

The Power of Assessment focuses on the interrelationships among assessment, teaching, and learning. Topics covered include the following:

  • Questions teachers can ask to initiate and continue the assessment process
  • How teachers can collect and organize information about development and learning
  • Strategies for helping teachers interpret assessment data
  • Actions teachers can take that will benefit children
  • The importance of communicating with children and families about assessment
  • The role of standardized testing
  • How, during the assessment process, teachers help children become competent learners by guiding them to think about their own learning

Includes: 336 pages, paperback.

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