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Early childhood assessment : why, what, and how / Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children ; Catherine E. Snow and Susan B. Van Hemel, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-12465-2 (hardcover) — ISBN 978-0-309-12466-9 (pdf) 1. Children with social disabilities—Education (Preschool—United States. 2. Child development—United States. 3. Competency-based education—United States. I. Snow, Catherine E. II. Van Hemel, Susan B. III. Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children.

LC4069.2.E37 2008



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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2008). Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How. Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children, C.E. Snow and S.B. Van Hemel, Editors. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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