Dialogue on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

Selected Resources

Assessment in Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Bagnato, Stephen J., John T. Neisworth, and Susan M. Munson. 1997. Linking Assessment and Early Intervention: An Authentic Curriculum-Based Approach. Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co. Baltimore, MD. ISBN 1–55766–263–0.

The authors apply a six-standard index to more than 50 different curriculum-embedded and curriculum-compatible assessment and intervention systems. They explain how early childhood professionals can perform reviews and customize systems to specific programs and populations.

Bergan, John R., and Jason K. Feld. 1993. Developmental Assessment: New Directions. Young Children, Vol. 48, No. 5. NAEYC. Washington, DC. ISSN 0044–0728.

Discusses the Management and Planning System, a developmental assessment system initiated in Head Start. The system consists of instruments that assess preschoolers’ and kindergarteners’ development of math, science, literacy, social skills, and motor development.

Bridgeman, Brent, Edward Chittenden, and Frederick Cline. 1994. Characteristics of a Portfolio Scale for Rating Early Literacy. Educational Testing Service. Princeton, NJ.

Brochure discusses assessment in the early years.

Meisels, Samuel J. 1996. Using Work Sampling in Authentic Assessment. Educational Leadership, Vol. 54, No. 4. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Alexandria, VA. ISSN 0013–1784.

Early childhood and elementary school teachers are using this authentic performance assessment to document children’s learning experiences, meet standards, and connect assessment to instruction.

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