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Assessing Young Children: Why Do We Need Child Assessment Data?
November 11, 2019
With all the high-stakes tests in K-12 schooling, there are many negative stigmas associated with assessment. And many people object to the thought…
Overcoming Barriers: Tips for Engaging All Families
October 21, 2019
Families are an integral part of the early childhood community. Strong partnerships between schools and families have been shown repeatedly…
Assessing Arts: What is Whole-Child Assessment in Early Childhood?
April 8, 2019
What is whole-child assessment? Simply assessing a child’s pre-literacy or pre-numeracy skills is not enough to determine whether or not the child is…
Data In, Data Out: What is High-Quality Documentation and Why Does It Matter?
March 25, 2019
Observation-based assessment is the most authentic and accurate way to understand young children’s development. But in order for these assessments to provide reliable…
Using Data to Guide Instruction
March 11, 2019
The most effective teachers regularly tailor learning experiences to their students’ prior knowledge and development. But in the early childhood context, students develop…