Evolution and Current Trends of Assessment

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Write a 750-1,000 word research paper on tests and measurements in early childhood education. Include the following:

  1. History of tests and measurements;
  2. Current test and measurement practices;
  3. Purpose of different assessments;
  4. Issues with current assessment practices; and
  5. How a teacher can informally assess students in preparation for formal assessment.

Use 3-5 scholarly resources.

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EVOLUTION AND CURRENT TRENDS IN ASSESSMENT

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Tests and Measurements in Early Childhood Education
History of Tests and Measurements
The American assessment and testing are one of product 19th-century European social
science. The period from 1840 to 1875 plays a significant role in the history of current American
educational testing. In this period, formal writing assessment replaces oral examination which
was used to examine students' level of understanding in school. Even though the early
standardized test was not designed to perform a comparative examination of students and their
schools, it plays an important role in examining students' progress (Wortham & Hardin, 2015).
The use of assessments and tests as instruments of education practice and policy is growing.
Through years of school, tests and assessment are employed to make decisions about placement,
promotion, tracking, and retention.
Current test and measurement practices
Currently, the tests and measurements administered to children are standardized. Apart
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