This comprehensive guide to assessment in early childhood curriculum continues to provide the most current research and practical guides to integrate authentic assessment with effective teaching. This book shows assessment as a process teachers can use in their personal classrooms. By using the latest procedures - portfolios, standards, benchmarks, rubrics, and reproducible forms - the third edition is unique in its offerings. This book also includes guides for interpreting and using assessment information once it has been collected. These guides are based on the most current research about how young children learn. It also includes constructivist approaches, as well as cultural and individual differences. For early childhood teachers.