Assessing School Readiness: Validity and Bias in Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers' Ratings

@inproceedings{Mashburn2005AssessingSR,
  title={Assessing School Readiness: Validity and Bias in Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers' Ratings},
  author={Andrew J. Mashburn and Gary T. Henry},
  year={2005}
}
As a part of efforts to evaluate and monitor the increasing public investment in early childhood education, teachers are being asked to assess children's school readiness. In this study, preschool teachers and kindergarten teachers rated children's skills in three areas (kindergarten readiness, academic skills, and communication skills), and these ratings were compared with direct assessments of the children's skills. Ratings by both groups of teachers tended to be more highly related to basic… CONTINUE READING

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