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  1. This short and simple essay offers basic information about assesment to teachers of young children. It focuses on functions, components, documentation, and strategies of authentic assessment.
    Topics: General — Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Assessments Ages:  4-5
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  2. This publication is the first of a pair of booklets commissioned by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board to help teachers, supervisors, and principals address issues related to teaching and testing in mathematics. This first booklet focuses on professional development related to assessment.
    Topics: Mathematics.  General — Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Research and Reference
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  3. This online assessment resource is designed for professional development providers. Divided into two parts, this module begins with a brief introduction to assessment that includes an expert interview on the importance of assessment, an overview of the different types of assessments, and strategies for using rubrics.
    Topics: General — Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Research and Reference
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  4. This resources is based on the 2003 Joint Position Statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAEYC/SDE). It includes the statement of position, recommendations, and indicators of effectiveness of the position statement, as well as an overview of...
    Topics: General — Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Research and Reference Ages:  0-5
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  5. The Authentic Assessment Toolbox offer how-to information about creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Author Jon Mueller includes detailed, practical application chapters: (1) What is it?; (2) Why do it?; (3) How do you do it?; (4) Standards; (5) Tasks; (6) Rubrics; (7) Portfolios; (8) Examples; (9) Glossary; and (10)
    Topics: Reading and Language Arts.  General — Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Research and Reference
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  6. Forms of Alternative Assessment is part of the Miami Museum of Science's "The pH Factor" site. The resource provides cursory information about several effective forms of alternative assessment.
    Topics: Science — Science and Inquiry, Scientific Ways of Knowing.  General — Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Research and Reference Ages:  3-5
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  7. The Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS) home page features links, organized by grade bands, to a resource bank of standards-based, continually updated performance assessment tasks. The tasks are indexed according to the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and several other standards frameworks.
    Topics: Science.  General — Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Research and Reference
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  8. These simple oral assessment tasks help a teacher determine a child's ability to sound out words in a game-like setting.After the teacher models "stretchy" words and names by saying them slowly, the child responds by breaking the words into isolated sounds as the teacher listens and records what is spoken. This assessment is listed for K/1...
    Topics: Reading and Language Arts — Reading, Hearing Sounds, Phonics Resource Type:  Assessments Ages:  4-5
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  9. In this article,the author addresses a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the school year as a whole. A comprehensive end-of-the-year assessment should include all the individuals and groups who are involved, such as program administrators, education coordinators, teachers, parents, and children.
    Topics: General — Establishing Routines, Classroom Management, Assessment and Evaluation Resource Type:  Research and Reference Ages:  2-5
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  10. Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education is the topic of an article which describes a vision of the mathematics that should guide education so that students will work smarter and think more mathematically. The vision calls for changes in the mathematics taught, in the way it is taught, and...
    Topics: Mathematics Resource Type:  Research and Reference
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