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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Quick and Easy Notes: Practical Strategies for Busy Teachers

With so many required assessments, it’s understandable why the word itself may bring up negative feelings for teachers. But understanding the different types of assessment and how you can use them to support your reflection and planning is important.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Assessing Opportunities to Support Each Child: 12 Practices for Quality Inclusion

Over the past two decades, research on early childhood inclusion has enabled a greater understanding of how we can best support the learning needs of young children with identified disabilities in early childhood classrooms.

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Authored by: Camille Catlett, Elena P. Soukakou
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Anecdotal Records: Practical Strategies for Taking Meaningful Notes

High-stakes, summative assessments are used to gauge student learning against a standard or a benchmark (Afflerbach 2016; Ferguson 2017) and are sometimes used to make significant educational decisions about children.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Intentional and Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments

The articles in this cluster offer detailed information on ways teachers can observe and document children’s learning across developmental domains and then use that documentation to plan instruction.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 3
July 1, 2019

July 2019

Intentional & Supportive: Appropriate Uses of Early Assessments
YC July 2019 Issue
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Classroom-Based Assessment: Online Mini-Course

Classroom-Based Assessment is an online mini-course for teachers of preschool children. In this course, you will learn about evidence-based assessment, as well as observation and documentation within the classroom.
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Inquiry Is Play: Playful Participatory Research (Voices)

This online version includes an additional reflection from the authors showing how the defining elements of PPR transform participatory research into a vehicle for shared learning for teachers and children alike.

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Authored by: Megina Baker, Gabriela Salas Davila
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Spotlight on Young Children: Observation and Assessment

Find inspiration to intentionally develop and implement meaningful, developmentally appropriate observation and assessment practices to build responsive, joyful classrooms.

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Authored by: Holly Bohart, Rossella Procopio
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