Designed for use as a main supplement for undergraduate and graduate students in courses on Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation in Early Childhood. It may also be used as a supplement in courses in Early Childhood Curriculum and Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom, as well as in early childhood block courses. This text is a comprehensive guide to alternative, authentic assessment in early childhood curriculum. It provides the most current research and practical guides to integrate assessment with teaching. It shows assessment as a process teachers can use, following these procedures: portfolios; standards, benchmarks, and rubrics; and guides for organizing assessment, including forms that can be adapted or duplicated.