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Books:

  • Cohen, D., Stern, V., & Balaban, N. (1996). Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Curtis, D., & Carter, M. (2002). The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
  • Dale-Easley, S., & Mitchell, K. (2003). Portfolios Matter: What, Where, When, Why and How to Use Them. Markham, Ontario, Canada: Pembroke.
  • Gober, S. (2002). Six Simple Ways to Assess Young Children. Cheshire, England: Delmar Press, Ltd.
  • Gullo, D. (2004). Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Harris, J., Beneke Helm, S., & Steinheimer, K. (1997). Windows On Lerning: Documenting Young Children’s Work. Early Childhood Education Series. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Jablon, J. R., Dombro, A. L., & Dichtelmiller, M. L. (2007). The Power of Observation for birth through eight. 2nd ed. Florence, KY: Delmar Thomson Learning.
  • Losardo, A., & Notari-Syverson, A. (2001). Alternative Approaches to Assessing Young Children. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
  • Marion, M. (2004). Using Observation in Early Childhood Education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall-Person Education.
  • McAfee, O., Leong, D., & Bodrova, E. (2004). Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Educators. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Articles/Tools:

Videos:

  • Colorado Department of Education. Results Matter Video Library - These videos have been produced to help providers better understand ways to use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform practice. You can watch the clips online or download QuickTime versions of the videos for use in educational and professional development activities. Retrieved from  http://www.cde.state.co.us/resultsmatter/RMVideoSeries.htm#05

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Growing Ideas Tipsheets related to Assessment Basics:

  • Confidentiality: Respecting the Privacy of All Families (PDF) available online at http://ccids.umaine.edu

Websites:

  • Council of the Chief State School Officers. Early Childhood Education Assessment Consortium. Website offering information on assessment at  http://events.ccsso.org/projects/SCASS/Projects/Early_Childhood_Education_
    Assessment_Consortium/
  • Merrill Education’s Link to Early Childhood Education Resources. (n.d.) Topic 8: Assessment in Early Childhood Education. [On-line curriculum] Pearson Prentise Hall website http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_childhood_cluster_1/0,6413,497909-,00.html
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children. Position Statements of NAEYC. NAEYC Position Statements adopted by the Governing Board to state the Association’s position on issues related to early childhood education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions from http://www.naeyc.org/about/positions.asp

Updated: 02/27/2014

Funding for the 2011 update of the Growing Ideas Resources for Guiding Early Childhood Practices has been provided by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child and Family Services, Early Childhood Division. Maine Department of Health and Human Services


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