Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Jonathan Glazzard - Edge Hill University, UK
- Denise Chadwick - University of Huddersfield, UK
- Anne Webster - Teacher
- Julie Percival - University of Huddersfield, UK
Assessment in Early Childhood
Looking at models of assessment, the book draws heavily on examples of real assessments from practice, and the relevant theory is explained in context. Lessons from research are applied to best practice, and issues covered include:
- self-assessment and peer assessment
- collecting evidence as a basis for making judgements
- how to track the child's development in the six areas of learning
- using assessment to inform future planning
- summative assessment in the EYFS
- involving parents and carers in the assessment process
- using assessment to support children with additional needs
Throughout the book there are plenty of practical examples from a range of early years settings, with case studies for the Birth to Five age range.
Students, teachers, teaching assistants, child minders and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) will find this an invaluable guide.
The book will be very useful as a guide as to how and why we use AfL in the EYFS. I particularly like the case study information and reflective activities. The key points will be valuable for these future practitioners. I have also suggested it as a core text on the BA in Early Childhood Studies Course at the univeristy.
A clear and well written book - immensely useful in learning about assessment at this often overlooked stage of schooling.
The text offers learners with extensive guidance on assessments for young children. I refered to the book in class and one of the learners borrowed it for the day. On returning it she said it was 'brilliant' and she had quoted some material in her assessed work. Assessment is key in the early years and this book supports my module perfectly!
Useful book and has a practical emphasis.
a good book for all cache diploma courses. the learnes all found this book useful
This text is recommended for the following programmes I teach on;
EYPS, EYFS level 3 inset training and the Diploma two year course in child care and FdA HE year one students.
Practical guidance on how and why to assess whilst adhering to EYFS principles and commitments and linking clearly to four main themes. Simplistic style enables new practitioners to become familiar whilst challenging more experienced professional to reflect upon current assessment styles.
Excellent text with key relevance to current contemporary issues, research and policy
Assessment for learning is clearly explained for Foundation Degree students
Excellent book for all courses
This is a very good addition to Child Development module and to Early Years professionals to help them assess a child's learning as per the EYFS
Sample Materials & Chapters
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