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Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment and Program Evaluation: Building an Effective, Accountable System in Programs for Children Birth Through Age 8


April 2013

The position statement from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and National Association for Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) delineates the features of assessment methods that are developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive, tied to children’s daily activities, supported by professional development, inclusive of families, and connected to specific, beneficial purposes.

Several companion pieces (e.g., Supplement on Screening and Assessment of Young English-Language Learners and DEC Companion Paper – Promoting Positive Outcomes for Children with Disabilities: Recommendations for Curriculum, Assessment and Program Evaluation) are available at the same website.