The document below includes a review of twenty articles related to nontraditional assessment of young children's learning and development. Within each annotation, a specific connection has been made to questions from the AAC Key Visual, a representation of the essential elements of sound assessment practice.
Annotated Bibliography: Sound Assessment Practices in Early Learning Environments (download PDF document)
Performance assessment tasks for grades 1 through 4 in varying subject areas can be accessed below. The materials include the student tasks, teacher resources, and ready to use assessment for learning tools. Student exemplars for some assessment tasks are under development.
Grade One Social Studies
Grade Two Science
Grade Three Mathematics
Grade Four English Language Arts
Organized around key questions contained in the AAC Key Visual, the document below provides insight for educators regarding some essential elements of sound classroom assessment practice within early learning environments.
Principles of Sound Assessment Practice for Early Learning Environments: A Guide for Educators (download PDF document)