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Document Number: 9602

Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How - This National Research Council report articulates the latest understanding of best practices in early childhood assessments, leading with the basic principle that the purpose of each assessment should drive decisions about what to measure, how to measure it, and how to use the data. Guidelines for these processes are provided to ensure that the benefits of assessing young children outweigh any negative effects on the children, adults, or programs, such as making children anxious or overburdening teachers. (National Research Council, 2008)...


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