Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

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Are you struggling with the complexities of assessment? Demystifying the process of assessment for learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), this book explains in straightforward language how to put principles into practice.

Looking at models of assessment, the book draws heavily on examples of real assessments from practice, and the relevant theory is explained in context. Lessons from research are applied to best practice, and issues covered include:

- self-assessment and peer assessment

- collecting evidence as a basis for making judgements

- how to track the child's development in the six areas of learning

- using assessment to inform future planning

- summative assessment in the EYFS

- involving parents and carers in the assessment process

- using assessment to support children with additional needs

- moderation

Throughout the book there are plenty of practical examples from a range of early years settings, with case studies for the Birth to Five age range.

Students, teachers, teaching assistants and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) will find this an invaluable guide.

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theoretical perspectives and leading pedagogy
2 Values and principles of assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage
3 Enabling environments
looking at children holistically
5 Listening to children and each other
6 Collecting meaningful evidence
7 Summarising learning and development at the end of the early years foundation stage
8 Involving parents and carers as partners in assessment
9 What impacts on childrens learning and development?
10 The early years foundation stage and beyond

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About the author (2010)

Professor Jonathan Glazzard currently leads on research in The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Prior to his appointment at Leeds Beckett University Jonathan led Initial Teacher Education programmes in the primary phase at the University of Huddersfield from 2005-15.

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