Summary: Jie-Qi Chen and Gillian Dowley McNamee present a performance-based approach to assessment across the curriculum for in-service and pre-service teachers of children ages 3-8. This book provides the rationale and theoretical foundation for the assessment system the authors have developed and implemented in Chicago public schools and includes 15 carefully designed assessment activities, guidance on how to implement them, how to interpret the results, and how to ''bridge'' them to shape ...show more classroom teaching practices. The activities represent diverse curricular areas, including language arts and literacy, visual arts, mathematics, sciences, and performing arts. Each activity is described in terms of the standard components of early childhood curricula: Key concepts and skills in specific content areas Materials, procedures, and strategies for implementation Extensions to further instructional possibilities The assessment process provides information on what young children know in a context and format that give teachers the ability to adjust their instructional approach to improve children's learning opportunities. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 07
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