"Appropriate assessment of young children involves parents, teachers, and the children themselves. Kingore takes the portfolio method even further and makes a case for the involvement of early childhood educators and school administrators as well."
—Sue Javid, Early Childhood Consultant
Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township, MI
"This book will contribute a great deal to the knowledge and skills teachers must have to successfully implement authentic assessment in pre-primary and primary grades. Provides the knowledge, insight, and compelling arguments on why portfolio assessment is needed in early childhood education."
—Susan Belgrad, Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge
Author, The Portfolio Connection, Third Edition
A streamlined process for assessing children in the early grades!
Written for early childhood educators, this invaluable handbook demonstrates how to use portfolios for assessment and offers techniques for combining portfolios with traditional measurements to design effective instruction and curricula for young children.
Reflecting current research on how children learn, this practical resource features an insightful discussion on authentic assessment goals and ways to make the portfolio process fun for learners while using developmentally appropriate teaching practices. Educators will find:
- Concise, easy-to-understand instructions for developing portfolios
- Guidelines for involving children in portfolio development
- Methods for gathering data and documenting students' learning
- Rubrics, sample portfolios, and abundant reproducibles
- Additional materials and procedures to help integrate assessment and instruction
Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, PreK–3 offers preschool and primary grade teachers efficient, user-friendly tools for assessing the children in their classrooms.