Promising Practices in Early Childhood Teacher Assessment

Authored by: Faiza M. Jamil , Robert C. Pianta

Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415736756
eBook ISBN: 9781315818245
Adobe ISBN: 9781317816294


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Over the last decade, education accountability tied to student achievement has spawned a focus on identifying how teachers contribute to student learning. Evidence suggests that quality teacher and caregiver performance (e.g. see Hamre & Pianta, 2005; Peisner-Feinberg et al., 2001; Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000) in high-quality early childhood educational (ECE) experiences yields short- and long-term benefits for children and communities (Knudsen, Heckman, Cameron, & Shonkoff, 2006; National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2007), making the assessment of early childhood teachers a growing concern for the field.

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