Assessing Young Children’s Learning and Development

The process of assessment is different from the common perception of testing.By Jacqueline JonesPrincipal, May/June 2011Web Resources A new class of young children enters kindergarten. They are wide-eyed, curious, and energetic. Yet, teachers, administrators, and parents are grappling with a host of questions: Are all the children ready for school? Do they have the skills necessary to be successful in school and in life?