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Pennsylvania. Department of Education, December, 2017
Other
This summary report discusses the implementation of the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI), the PA KEI validation study, enhancements, and next steps.
Cooper Maria, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Implementing relationships-based pedagogies in infant and toddler settings might assume that teachers' experiences of emotional labour will be acknowledged. This assumption may be complicated by assessment practices that both rely on and detract…
Albritton Kizzy, Stuckey Adrienne, Terry Nicole Patton, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The application of Response to Intervention (RtI) to early childhood settings presents many opportunities and challenges; however, it remains unclear how best to implement this framework in settings in which children at risk of academic difficulty…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
QRIS frequently incorporate the use of curricula and child assessment as indicators for rating programs, especially in QRIS focused on improving school readiness and child outcomes. Some QRIS specify particular curricula or child assessments in…
Frans Niek, Post Wendy J., Huisman Mark, Oenema-Mostert Ineke C. E., Keegstra Anne L., Minnaert Alexander E. M. G., October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite the claim by several researchers that variability in performance may complicate the identification of 'at-risk' children, variability in the academic performance of young children remains an undervalued area of research. The goal of this…
Guzman-Orth Danielle, Lopez Alexis A., Tolentino Florencia, August, 2017
Other
Dual language learners (DLLs) and the various educational programs that serve them are increasing in number across the country. This framework lays out a conceptual approach for dual language assessment tasks designed to measure the language and…
Palaiologou Ioanna, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Since the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England in 2008, assessment of children has taken a formal and standardized measurable approach. Such an approach goes against most findings of play-oriented research. Thus, the…
Krieg Susan, June, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
The current policy contexts of many countries demand that early childhood educators are able to articulate their practice in new ways. For example, the need to assess and report positive learning outcomes in multiple ways to policy-makers, families…
Schachter Rachel E., Strang Tara M., Piasta Shayne B., Summer 2017
Reports & Papers
In this study, we surveyed kindergarten teachers across Ohio to examine their perceptions of the KRA during year two of implementation (Y2; 2015-2016). We also examined whether and how perceptions changed from year one of implementation (Y1; 2014-…
Schachter Rachel E., Strang Tara M., Piasta Shayne B., Summer 2017
Executive Summary
In this white paper, we present the results of a survey completed by teachers from across Ohio concerning their perceptions of Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA). We examined teachers' perceptions during year 2 of KRA implementation and…
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program, June, 2017
Other

This resource was prepared in response to a request for examples of developmental screening activities in Early Learning Challenge (ELC) States. This information will be helpful to States as they consider how to identify and address health,…

Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Kindergarten Observation Tool (KOT), an observation-based assessment tool designed for use during the first 30 instructional days of kindergarten, was implemented across New Mexico in fall of 2016 as the states' kindergarten entry assessment (…
Wilinski Bethany, 27 March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Many state-funded prekindergarten (preK) programs are implemented through school-community partnerships, which has been promoted as a way to increase preK access, to meet the needs of families, and to ensure program quality (Schumacher, Ewen,…

Figueras-Daniel Alexandra, Fonseca Manuela, 07 March, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar addresses the need for identifying children who are dual language learners as early as possible, clarifying the differences between screening and assessment. Four states have existing policies related to identifying dual language…
Figueras-Daniel Alexandra, Fonseca Manuela, 07 March, 2017
Other

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that addresses the need for identifying children who are dual language learners as early as possible, clarifying the differences between screening and assessment. Four states have existing…