Arizonaís Early Childhood Assessment System
This document provides best practices for assessment that will allow all children to benefit from ongoing progress monitoring assessment that guides instructional practices and informs parents. 
Publication Date: August 2012
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Assessment in Early Childhood
This article discusses comprehensive assessment guided by the national standards and based on information from multiple sources including measures that provide different types of information.
Authors: Margaret Gillis, Tracey West, and Mary Ruth Coleman
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities

Choosing an Appropriate Assessment System
This article includes a chart of assessment options that are appropriate for preschool children with important elements such as the adaptability of the assessment system and the preparation required.
Author: Amy Lynn Shillady
Publication Date: 2004 
Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children

Early Learning Observation & Rating Scale: Teacherís Guide
This guide helps teachers and parents gather and share information about young children with specific attention to characteristics that might be early signs of learning disabilities.
Authors: Margaret Gillis, Tracey West, and Mary Ruth Coleman
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities

Ongoing Child Assessment and Family Engagement: New Opportunities to Engage Families in Childrenís Learning and Development
This paper provides strategies for early childhood programs to effectively share data with families and highlights how to make data understandable, meaningful, and actionable.
Publication Date: March 2011
Publisher: Harvard Family Research Project

The Assessment Continuum Guide for Pre-K through Third Grade in Arizona
This guidance document was developed to promote best practices for this kind of beneficial assessment process in an early childhood setting. The recommendations are for components of a comprehensive assessment system that utilizes a robust continuum of tools and resources.
Publication Date: Revised 2016
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education 

Understanding and Choosing Assessments and Developmental Screeners for Young Children Ages 3-5: Profiles of Selected Measures
This report provides a general overview of screening and assessments with reviews of specific assessments and developmental screeners appropriate for this age group.
Authors: Tamara Halle, Martha Zaslow, Julia Wessel, Shannon Moodie, and Kristen Darling-Churchill
Publication Date: June 2011
Publisher: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services