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Cox Suárez, Stephanie – New Educator, 2014
Close listening and observation of children as an alternative assessment is a powerful approach that can help balance an emphasis on standardized measurement. The tool of Reggio-inspired documentation is described for families with suggestions on how to advocate and support teachers who want to tell a story about children's learning that…
Descriptors: Listening, Observation, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Laughlin, Liana; Turner, Terri – New Educator, 2014
Teachers are often asked to fill out progress reports that include check marks indicating if a child has met certain criteria. While this document offers a superficial glance at knowing a child, it is often the only kind of "assessment" a parent receives. The authors, a daycare teacher and a parent of Rosa, "the mean girl" in…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Caregivers, Child Behavior, Parent Attitudes