Assessment in the Kindergarten
Urška Fekonja Peklaj

Summary:  The purpose of the article is to present and critically assess different possibilities and methods of assessing the behaviour of children in kindergarten by teachers, parents and psychologists. Since in the period of infant and early childhood, development is very fast in many .elds and because there are large individual differences in development between children of the same age, it is very demanding to monitor children in the pre-school education process. Kindergarten teachers can use different methods and techniques (e.g. observation in a natural situation, compilation of a personal .le for a child, structured questionnaires) with which they can assess the behaviour of an individual child in kindergarten as objectively and validly as possible. Many authors include assessments of the child’s behaviours given by kindergarten teachers in their surveys as one of the criteria of the child’s development which holds large signi.cance for the interpretation and understanding of the child’s achievements in standardised development scales.

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