Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
early childhood education, authentic assessment, developmentally appropriate practices
Assessment is an important and necessary part of the educational process. It provides teachers with the information of what the child can do and what the child needs to learn. Authentic assessment not only provides the teacher with this valuable information to help in guiding instruction, but is also a developmentally appropriate way to obtain such information. Authentic assessment strategies include checklists, portfolios and observation/documentation. This capstone reviews the literature on authentic assessment and its contribution to education, as well as reviewing the inappropriateness of standardized testing for young children. A guidebook is written for teachers as an introduction to using authentic assessment in the classroom.
Recommended CitationRudolph, L. (2004). Appropriate Assessment of Children Ages Three to Eight (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/195
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