Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the companion website for Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage, second edition, by Jan Dubiel

Here you can:

Access a selection of free SAGE journal articles & book chapters.

Follow weblinks which direct you to useful websites to further your study and support you in practice.

Check out ideas for further readings to expand your knowledge.

Watch observation and assessment videos with commentary from Jan Dubiel.

Explore more examples of completed child assessments.


About the book:

How we assess our youngest children is a vital part of early years practice.

The new edition of Jan Dubiel’s bestselling book offers a clear explanation of the role of assessment in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and step-by-step guidance for those working with children from birth to five on making and recording observations in practice. Updated throughout the second edition now features:

  • A brand new chapter on the History of the Baseline Assessment Policy
  • A companion website including access to SAGE journal articles, child observation videos and examples of completed assessments
  • Detailed guidance on the new Integrated Health and Education check at age two

This book continues to help students and practitioners develop an evidence-based understanding of assessment and an appreciation of what constitutes effective assessment in early years settings.



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