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Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What , and How


...A KEA [kindergarten entry assessment] developed or enhanced under this proposed priority must be of high technical quality and be consistent with the guidelines on early childhood assessments made by the National Research Council.4 We propose to require that these KEAs be consistent with the National Research Council guidelines in light of the direction we received from Congress for the RTT-ELC program that States receiving grants under that program provide an assurance that any use of early childhood assessments conform to National Research Council reports on early childhood.5 We believe that Congress would also expect that any early learning assessments developed under the EAG program would be similarly aligned with the National Research Council findings..."   (01/25/13)


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