The joint position statement of the National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood
Specialists in State Departments of Education suggests
that assessment should be “connected to specific, beneficial purposes:
(1) making sound decisions about teaching and
learning, (2) identifying significant concerns that may require focused
intervention for individual children, and (3) helping programs improve their educational
and developmental interventions” (Feeney, Galper, & Seefeldt, 2009, p.
Provide a resource and identify one form of standardized and one form of
authentic assessment and evaluate each using the given three criteria.
Based on your findings, make a recommendation regarding the appropriateness of
your chosen assessments in the early childhood classroom.