Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage
OverviewHow we assess our youngest children is a vital part of early years practice. This book offers a clear explanation of the role of assessment in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and step-by-step guidance for those working with children from Birth to Five on making and recording observations in practice. Key elements of the book include: - using assessment to support learning and development - misunderstandings and myths about assessment - detailed guidance on the age two progress check - developing an evidence-based understanding of assessment - what constitutes effective assessment in early years settings - case studies and practical examples to illustrate key points. Online material on the Early Excellence website for use with the book includes: - video material - free access to selected SAGE journal articles - an 'ask the author' facility. Jan Dubiel is National Development Co-ordinator for Early Excellence; he has extensive experience as a practitioner and national adviser.