This fourth edition of a leading book, by well-known early childhood education author Sue C. Wortham, has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest in traditional tests, non-traditional assessments, and informal evaluation tools. Written from the developmental perspective this field demands, the user-friendly volume speaks in understandable language, clearly explaining the unique assessment challenges posed by the developmental limitations of young children. It offers the most comprehensive coverage available of the types of assessment that are effective with children from birth to age 8 and how to use them to best advantage. In addition, it includes information on the latest standardized tests, detailed directions for interpreting assessments, and tips for thoughtfully communicating assessment results. For primary school teachers involved in preparing for, administering, interpreting, and moving forward with the results of standardized testing.