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OP 28. A Social Perspective on Informal Assessment: Voices, Texts, Pictures, and Play from a First G

By Anne Haas Dyson, Sarah Merritt

Summary: This paper focuses on a first grade classroom in a multi-ethnic urban school and discusses the ways in which Merritt, as the classroom teacher, informally assesses the progress of her students. Merritt and Dyson show how a teacher, like an archaeologist gathering artifacts, can use the materials produced in a classroom's social community to search for clues that make clear how and what children are learning and how teachers might best support that learning. September, 1991; 24 pages.

OP 28. A Social Perspective on Informal Assessment: Voices, Texts, Pictures, and Play from a First Grade
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