What is the Best Way to Assess the Progress of Young Children?

Rae Pica with Margo Dichtelmiller, Barbara Ann Nilsen, Ed.D, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

There are a number of approaches to assessing a child’s progress in early childhood settings. Some are formal and rely on a standardized approach. Others are more individualized and rely primarily on observation. Our guests in this segment weigh in on the best ways to assess young children.

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Margo Dichtelmiller is a professor of Teacher Education. She is a developer of the Work Sampling System, an assessment system for young children and author of The Power of Assessment. Barbara Ann Nilsen, Ed.D is professor emerita, Chair of Teacher Education/Early Childhood from Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY and author, Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children’s Development. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. is the Executive Educational Director over three childcare campuses.
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