The K-12 Reform Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Early Childhood Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Amanda Szekely (NGA), Albert Wat (NGA), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Age: 
0-3/Part C /Early Intervention
Age: 
3-5/Section 619/Preschool
Year: 
2013
Month: 
September
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Recent state education reforms (e.g., Common Core, teacher evaluation, assessments) can challenge research-based early learning practices and policies. They also represent opportunities for early childhood and K-12 stakeholders to collaborate to improve policies and programs for young children from birth-3rd grade. National Governors Association staff shared how they are doing this with states, focusing on learning standards, educator effectiveness, and child assessments. Participants also discussed how special education perspectives can inform this work.

Topics: 
Child Assessment
Topics: 
Child Development
Topics: 
Child Outcomes
Topics: 
Integrating across Early Childhood
Topics: 
Quality Practices
Topics: 
Training/Professional Development
Topics: 
Using Data for Program Improvement
Presentations
Presentation Title: 
The K-12 Reform Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Early Childhood Education
Presentation Title: 
Aligning Early Education & K12 Reforms