In this chapter, we explore reasons for assessing young children's literacy learning, as well as some of the controversies associated with this concept. Examples are provided of helpful strategies and approaches to assess literacy growth in children from their earliest years through the first years of school. The importance of the inclusion of multiple voices over time and recognition of the complexity of the assessment task are emphasised.
|Title of host publication||Literacies in childhood|
|Subtitle of host publication||changing views, challenging practice|
|Editors||Laurie Makin, Criss Jones Diaz, Claire McLachlan|
|Place of Publication||Marrickville, NSW|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- early literacy literacy assessment authentic assessment