Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage (2nd ed.)

by Jan Dubiel

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  • 9781473953840
  • 9781473968127
  • 9781473968134

"This book is written by one of the leading experts on assessment. It contains the deep knowledge and understanding that comes with knowing a subject inside out; but Jan Dubiel’s approach is very practical." 
-Professor Tina Bruce CBE, University of Roehampton

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.


  • SAGE Publications; July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473968127
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Author: Jan Dubiel
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473953840
  • 9781473968127
  • 9781473968134

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Highly accessible book for teachers at any level of experience, helps to de-bunk many of the mysteries surrounding assessment, ensuring that practitioners are consistent and reliable in their assessments.