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Learning About Young Children: Play-based Screening in Early Childhood


January 10, 2018 AssessmentQuality and CurriculumState Pre-K Evaluations

NIEER/CEELO Senior Fellow Jim Squires  recently presented Learning About Young Children: Play-based Screening in Early Childhood at the 2018 Alabama First Class Pre-K Conference on January 4 in Mobile, Alabama. The annual conference attracts more than 2,000 early educators and administrations from throughout the state which features national and state experts. Jim’s presentation can be found…

Behind the Benchmarks Webinar


October 13, 2017 AssessmentQuality and CurriculumState & Local

NIEER’s webinar provided an overview of changes to  State of Preschool report  quality standards benchmarks, reasons for the updates and policies that should be in place to meet the new benchmarks. Presenters included NIEER Founder and Senior Co-Director Steve Barnett and yearbook co-author Allison Friedman-Krauss Ph.D., along with representatives from Michigan, Alabama, and New Mexico discussing how they have integrated or plan…

Primary Education Quality Presented to NJASCD Early Childhood Summit


January 26, 2017 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers Ph.D., was a featured speaker during the January 2017 New Jersey Early Childhood Summit focused on bridging the gap in early learning preschool to third grade. Dr. Riley-Ayers’ presentation focused on “Supporting a Developmentally Appropriate and Academically Rigorous Primary School.”  Today, educators and leaders are faced with the challenge…

ECEC Evaluation: What Can We Learn From the Past?


July 1, 2014 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

Research and Use of Evaluation to Influence ECEC Policy


June 1, 2014 AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

An Assessment Primer:  What is effective assessment in the early childhood classroom?


April 1, 2014 Assessment

NIEER Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers presented at the San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children (SAAEYC) on the question policymakers should ask regarding formative assessment. Dr. Riley-Ayers also discussed the Early Learning Scale , an assessment tool developed by NIEER and The Center: Resources for Teaching & Learning in conjunction with Lakeshore Learning.

Young Hispanic Children: Early Learning Needs and Opportunities


September 1, 2013 AccessAssessmentUniversal and Targeted

NIEER Director Dr. Steven Barnett was a panelist at the National Summit on Hispanic Early Learning, hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, on September 18, 2013 at Miami-Dade College. This presentation is a complement to the discussion on the disparities in pre-K access and quality for young Hispanic learners, as…

An Assessment Primer: Effective assessment in the early childhood classroom


July 1, 2012 Assessment

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers presented a primer on early childhood assessment at the One Goal Summer Conference in Tampa, Florida.

Looking at Student Work: Using Peer-to-Peer Teacher Workgroups to Establish Accuracy and Usefulness of Child Observations


November 1, 2011 Assessment

This presentation explores improvements to child observations, including collecting accurate observations and work samples, documenting and applying evidence to assessments, and improving usefulness and accuracy of data. This presentation was originally given at the 2011 NAEYC Annual Conference by Judi Stevenson-Garcia, Shannon Riley-Ayers and Ellen Frede.

Now What? Using Those “Anecdotals” for Intentional Teaching


April 1, 2011 Assessment

Presented at the 38th Annual Head Start Conference in Kansas City, Missouri by Shannon Riley-Ayers, Judi Stevenson-Garcia, and Ellen Frede, this presentation describes how to move from anecdotes to intentional teaching using the NIEER-developed Early Learning Scale.