In an Education Week article, Meisels, an assessment expert, reacts to a federal proposal to fund kindergarten assessment programs.
Assessment & Testing
In this New York Times article, Meisels states that test preparation can invalidate the results of this “off-label” use of the E.R.B. assessment.
Samuel Meisels talked with Lesli Maxwell for this Education Week article about school-readiness exams.
Dana Goldstein wrote about Samuel Meisels’ Work Sampling System for a Slate article about assessing kindergarteners.
Ginnie Graham wrote an article for Tulsa World about Sam Meisels’ presentation on pre-kindergarten testing at the International Infant/Toddler Conference.
Children who enter kindergarten are all over the map, both in terms of their preparation and developmentally. Now, ISBE has released a plan to do something about it.
Sam Meisels wrote a letter to the editor at the New York Times in response to the article “Scientifically Tested Tests.”
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee for a Catalyst Chicago story about CPS’s new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
Erikson president Samuel Meisels appeared on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the flaws in high-stakes admissions tests for New York’s most prestigious elementary schools. This interview was a follow up to the New York Magazine article, The Junior Meritocracy, in which Meisels also appeared.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee about a recent study of Head Start programs for Catalyst Chicago.
Samuel J. Meisels commented on the potential problems with school readiness testing in this Statesman Journal article.
Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels and other Erikson faculty, instructors and students presented and discussed research, technology and teaching practices at the 2009 National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels was interviewed by Anna Weinstein for this education.com story.
A new study shows that Work Sampling for Head Start (WSHS)—an observational assessment developed by Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels and colleagues for use by early childhood teachers—is a valid and reliable tool for documenting learning in language, literacy, and math among three- and four-year-olds.
Erikson expertise shaped a new report on the appropriate use of assessments of young children in preschools, child care, and other early childhood programs.