Sources by Chapter
Note: Dear readers (especially you English teachers, Academics and librarians), these sources should have appeared in the back of my book. I think there might actually be laws about that. If there aren’t laws, there are certainly conventions. However, we ran out of room and I had to make the choice between including material I thought more people might actually read and this list of sources. You can see what happened. Frankly, I think the publisher should have given me more paper, but they didn’t. The important thing is that all the wonderful, insightful material I relied on to write Testing For Kindergarten is listed so you should be able to find it yourself if you are so inclined.
Chapter 1: What Educators Know and Parents Don’t
- Shari Nedler and Oralie McAfee, Working with Parents – Guidelines for Early Education and Elementary Teachers (Wadsworth, Inc., 1979).
- Burrell, Jackie, “Strong Academic Pressure Seeps Down to Preschools,” Inside Bay Area (California), October 28, 2007.
Chapter 2: This is NOT About Kinder-Cramming
- Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success, (Little, Brown, 2008).
- Betty Hart and Todd Risley, Meaningful Differences in Everyday Experience of Young Children, Paul H. Brooks Pub. Co. (1995).
- Annette Lareau, Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life (University of California Press, 2003).
- Richard E. Nisbett, Intelligence and How to Get It (W. W. Norton & Co., 2009).
- Karen Quinn, The Ivy Chronicles (Viking 2005).
- Elizabeth Krents, “Facing the ERB: A Question of Ethics” (Manhattan Parent’s League Review, 2001).
- Parenthood, Imagine Entertainment, 1989.
- Belluck, Pam, “At Top School for Gifted, I.Q. Test Is Still the First Measure,” The New York Times, March 12, 1997.
- Dworkin, Allison, “Should Your Preschooler Be IQ-Tested?” Parentmap.com, November 1, 2005.
- Kluger, Jeffrey, and Allison Park, “The Quest for a Superkid,” Newsweek Magazine, April 23, 2001.
- Paul, Pamela, “Tutors for Toddlers,” www.councilecd.ca, December 3, 2007.
- Spinelli, Lydia, “Assessing Young Children for Admissions,” NYSAIS Admissions Directors Conference, April 27, 2006.
- Wiener, Julie, “A Kindergartener Takes the (Gifted) Test,” The New York Sun, February 12, 2008.
Chapter 3: The Scoop on Intelligence Testing
- Bruce A. Bracken and Richard J. Nagle, Psychoeducational Assessment of Preschool Children, Fourth Edition (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007).
- Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligence (Basic Books, 1993).
- Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ, 10th Anniversary Edition (Bantam, 2006).
- Susan R. Homack and Cecil R. Reynolds, Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).
- Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, Nancy Mather, et al., Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (John Wiley & Sons, 2004).
- David Palmer, Parent’s Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education (Parent Guide Books, 2006).
- Craig Pohlman, Revealing Minds: Assessing to Understand and Support Struggling Learners (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
- Robert Sternberg, Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life (Plume, 1997)
- Sue C. Wortham, Assessment in Early Childhood: Fourth Edition (Pearson, 2005).
- Vernon, Ken, “I.Q. Rubbished,” The Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia), pg. 49, January 5, 2008.
Chapters 4 and 5: The 7-Abilities of Highly Effective Kindergarteners and What Is on the Test?
- Marla R. Brassard and Ann E. Boehm, Preschool Assessment: Principles and Practices (The Guilford Press, 2008).
- Dominic F. Gullo, Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education (Teacher’s College Press, 2004).
- Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood (Touchstone, 1995).
- Alan S. Kaufman, Intelligence Testing with the WISC-III (Wiley Interscience, 1994).
- Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger and Alan S. Kaufman, Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment (John Wiley & Sons, 2004).
- Nancy Mather and Lynne E. Jaffe, Woodcock Johnson III, Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies (John Wiley & Sons, 2002).
- P.C. McCabe, “Social and Behavioral Correlates of Preschoolers with Specific Language Impairments,” Psychology in the Schools – 42 (2005): 373-387.
- Vincent J. Monastra, Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach (APA, 2004).
- Colleen Alexander-Roberts, The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents (Taylor Trade Publishing, 1994).
- Gail H. Roid, R. Andrew Barram, Essentials of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5) Assessment (John Wiley & Sons, 2004).
- Sandhu, Inderbir Kaur, “The Weschsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV),” www.Brainy-Child.com, October 26, 2009
- Austin, Jamie Sue, “Study Guide for Bracken Concepts Scale,” Jamie Sue Austin Blog,” www.freeprintablefun.org/2009/03/study-guide-for-bracken-concepts-scale.html
- Chinappi, Jacqueline, “Intelligence Tests: Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale versus Otis-Lennon School Ability Test,” (Bright Hub, June 23, 2009), www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/2510.aspx
- Education Resources Information Center, ‘Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page, “An Inventory of Tests, (Education Resources Information Center 2009),www.hoagiesgifted.org/tests.htm
- Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, www.minddisorders.com/Py-Z/Stanford-Binet-Intelligence-Scale.html
- Fairleigh Dickenson University, Dumont Willis, Test Summaries,www.alpha.fdu.edu/psychology/WPPSI_DESCRIPTION.htm, www.alpha.fdu.edu/psychology/woodcock_ach_descrip.htm
- MacFarlane, Robin, OLSAT Preparation with KTTS Kindergarten Test Study System, www.kindergarten-test.com/default.html
- New York Department of Education, “New York City Gifted & Talented Program Test Information Handbook 2009-2010” (New York City Department of Education, 2009), http://schools.nyc.gov/Documents/Offices/GT/LevADOE.pdf
- Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Reading Resources, Reading Assessment Database, Bracken Basic Concept Scale – Revised,www.sedl.org/cgi-bin/mysql/rad.cgi?searchid=215
- Van Dyke Public Schools, “Special Services, Psychology, and Section 504 Information,” www.vdps.net/special/test.html
Chapter 6: Milestones that Matter for School Success
- Shari Nedler, Jere Brophy and Thomas Good, Teaching in the Preschool (Harper & Row, 1975).
- Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, Practical Wisdom for Parents (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007).
- Linda Watson and Terri Swim, Infants & Toddlers 6th Edition (Thompson Delmar Learning, 2008).
- Bolton, Claire, “Toddler Language Development – Childhood Milestones for Speech and Early Communications Skills,” Suite101.com, www.infanttoddlerdevelopment.suite101.com/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Learn the Signs. Act Early. Developmental Milestones,” www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html
- Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, “LD in Depth, Early Identification, Speech and Language Milestone Chart,” www.ldac-taac.ca/InDepth/identify_chart-e.asp
- PBS, “The ABC’s of Child Development, Developmental Milestones For Your Child’s First Five Years, www.pbs.org/wholechild/abc/
Chapter 7: Sneak Learning Into the Moments You Already Spend With Your Child
- Lesley Britton, Montessori Play and Learn (Crown Publishers, 1992).
- Marilee Burton and Susan G. McDonald, 365 Ways to a Smarter Preschooler (Publications International, 2003).
- Lisa Guernsey, Into the Minds of Babes – How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age Five (Basic Books, 2007).
- Amy James, Preschool Success – Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn (Jossey Bass, 2006).
- Amy James, Kindergarten Success – Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn (Jossey Bass, 2006).
- Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Diane Eyer, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards (Rodale, 2004).
- Maja Pitamic, Teach Me to Do It Myself – Montessori Activities For You and Your Child (Barron’s, 2004).
- David Perlmutter and Carol Colman, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten (Morgan Road Books, 2006).
- Penny Warner, Baby Play & Learn (Meadowbrook Press, 1999).
Chapter 8: Reading to Build all 7 Abilities
- Marion Blank, The Reading Remedy (Jossey Bass, 2006).
- E.D. Hirsch Jr. and Linda Bevilacqua, What Your Preschooler Needs to Know (Delta Education, 1996).
- E.D. Hirsch Jr. and John Holdren, What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Delta Education, 1996).
- Trish Kuffner, Picture Book Activities: Fun and Games for Preschoolers Based on 50 Favorite Children’s Books (Meadowbrook Press, 2001).
- David Sousa, How the Brain Learns to Read (Corwin Press, 2004).
- M.E. Fey, H. Catts, H., and L.S. Larrivee. “Preparing Preschoolers for the Academic and Social Challenges of School.” S. F. Warren, ed., Language Intervention in Preschool Through the Elementary Years. (Paul Brookes, 1995).
- J.M. Fletcher and G.R. Lyon. “Reading: A Research-Based Approach.” W. M. Evers, ed., What’s Gone Wrong in America’s Classrooms. Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Hoover Institution Press, 1998).
- McBride-Chang, C. (1995). “What is Phonological Awareness?” Journal of Educational Psychology, 87, 197-192.
- Missall, Kristen, Amy Reschly, and Joseph Betts, “Examination of the Predictive Validity of Preschool Early Literacy Skills,” School Psychology Review, vol. 36, pp. 433-453, September 1, 2007.
- H.S. Scarborough, “Connecting Early Language and Literacy to Later Reading (Dis)abilities: Evidence, Theory and Practice, S. B. Neuman and D. K. Dickinson, eds., Handbook of Early Literacy Research, (Guilford Press 2002).
- Rush, Little Baby – How the Push for Infant Academics May Actually Be a Waste of Time – or Worse, by Neil Swidey. The Boston Globe, Oct. 28, 2007.
- Torgesen, Joseph K., “Catch Them Before They Fall: Identification and Assessment to Prevent REading Failure in Young Children,” American Educator, Spring/Summer 1998 Issue.
- G.J. Whitehurst and C.J. Lonigan, “Emergent Literacy: Development From Prereaders to Readers.” S. B. Neuman and D. K. Dickinson, eds., Handbook of Early Literacy Research, (Guilford Press, 2002).
- Chapter 9: Instruments to Strengthen All 7 Abilities
- Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child’s Mind, Health, and Creativity with Music (Harper Paperbacks, 2002).
- Sharlene Habermeyer, Good Music, Brighter Children: Simple and Practical Ideas to Help Transform Your Child’s Life Through the Power of Music (Prima Lifestyles, 1999).
- John M. Ortiz, Nurturing Your Child with Music: How Sound Awareness Creates Happy, Smart, and Confident Children (Beyond Words Publishing, 1999).
Chapter 10: Conversing to Support 6 Abilities
- David Dickenson and Patton O. Tabors (eds.), Beginning Literacy with Language: Young Children Learning at Home and School (Paul M. Brookes, 2001).
- Todd Risley and Betty Hart, Meaningful Differences in Everyday Experiences of Young American Children.
Chapter 11: Language and More
- Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical parenting from Birth to Six Years (Love & Logic Press, 2001).
- Thomas W. Phelan, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 (Parentmagic, Inc., 2004).
- Davidson, Lela, “How to Teach Kids to Listen,” www.hubpages.com/hub/How_to_Teach_Kids_to_Listen
- Perry, Susan K., “You Can Teach Your Children to be Better Listeners,” Parenthood.com, parenthood.com/article-topics/you_can_teach_your_children_to_be_better_listeners.html
- Savvydaddy, “How to Teach Your Child to Listen,” www.savvydaddy.com/content/site/survival-guide/0047/how-to-teach-your-child-listen
Chapter 12: Knowledge/Comprehension
- Richard Scaary’s Best First Book Ever (Random House, 1979).
- Richard Scaary’s Best Word Book Ever! (Random House, 1980).
- DK Publishing’s My First Word Book (DK Publishing, 1997).
- H.A. Rey, Curious George’s Big Book of Curiosity (Houghton Mifflin Books, 2005)
- Garrett Christopher, Bonita Rio Ferrara and Barbara Reeves, Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills – Preschool (American Education Publishing, 1993).
- School Readiness and Later Achievement,” Greg J. Duncan, Amy Claessens, et al., Developmental Psychology, vol. 43, no. 6 (2007), www.apa.org/journals/releases/dev4361428.pdf.
Chapter 13: Memory
- Susan E. Gathercole and Tracy Packiam Alloway, Working Memory and Learning: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Sage Publications, 2008).
- John Medina, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School (Pear Press, 2009).
- Ericsson, K.A., and W. Kintsch, “Long-Term Working Memory,” Psychological Review, vol. 102, pp. 363-406 (1995).
Chapter 14: Mathematics
- Doug Brumbaugh and Linda Brumbaugh, Beginning Mathematical Reasoning: Developing Math & Thinking Skills, Ages 3-4 (Bright Minds, 2005).
- Lyn D. English, Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners (Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning) (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004).
- David A. Sousa, How the Brain Learns Mathematics (Corwin Press 2007).
Chapter 15: Visual-Spatial Reasoning
- Alexandra Shires Golon, Visual-Spatial Learners (Prufrock Press, 2008).
- Linda Kreger Silverman, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner (DeLeon Press, 2002).
- Pamela B. Tanguay, Byron P. Fourke, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent’s Guide (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001).
- Pamela B. Tanguay, Sue Thompson, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions, (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002).
- Stockdale, Carol, and Carol Possin, “Spatial Relations and Learning,” ARK Institute of Learning, (2001).
Chapter 16: Cognitive Skills
- Stuart Brown with Christopher Vaughan, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Avery, 2009).
- Kornei Chukovsky, From Two to Five (Univ. of California Press, rev. ed., 1963)
- David Elkind, The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally (Da Capo Press, 2007).
- Jacquie Buttriss and Ann Callender, Think About It! Thinking Skills Activities for Years 3 and 4 (David Fulton Publishing, 2006).
- Sydney Tyler-Parker, Young Think Program One: A Pre-School Thinking Skills Program (Thomas Geale Publications, 1982).
- Vivian Gussin Paley, A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play (University of Chicago Press, 2005).
- Myrna B. Shure, I Can Problem Solve: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Program: Intermediate Elementary Grades, (Research Press, 2001).
- Sarina Simon, 101 Amusing Ways to Develop Your Child’s Thinking Skills and Creativity, (Lowell House, 1996).
- Kirn, Walter, and Wendy Cole, “What Ever Happened to Play,” Newsweek, April 23, 2001.
- VanLehn, K., “Cognitive Skill Acquisition,” Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 47, pp.513-539, (1996).
- Chapter 17: Fine-Motor Skills
- Penny Groves, Strengthening Fine Motor Skills (School Specialty Printing, 2002).
- Joanne M. Landy and Keith R. Burridge, Ready to use Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting Activities for Young Children (Center for Applied Research, 2000).
- Janice Z Olsen, Handwriting Without Tears: Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide (Handwriting Without Tears, 1998).
- Jodene Smith, Activities for Fine Motor Skills Development (Teacher Created Resources, 2004).
- Ion Teodorescu and Lois M. Addy, Write from the Start, Book II: Developing fine motor and perceptual skills for effective Handwriting (LDA, 2001).
- Chapter 18: Beyond Testing Success
- R. F. Baumeister and K.D. Vohs, “Willpower, Choice and Self-Control,” George Loewenstein, Daniel Read, and Roy Baumeister (eds.), Psychology Today, Feb. 23, 2009.
- Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein, Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident and Resilient (McGraw Hill, 2007).
- Mark L. Brenner, When “No” Gets You Nowhere: Teaching Your Toddler and Child Self-Control (Prima Lifestyles, 2001).
- Geoff Colvin, Talent is Overrated.
- Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success.
- John Gottman and Joan Declaire, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child (Simon & Schuster, 1998).
- Rena Subotnik, Lee Kassan, et al, Genius Revisited: High IQ Children Grown Up (1993).
- Lewis Terman,Terman’s Kids: The Groundbreaking Study of How the Gifted Grow Up (Little Brown & Co., 1992).
Chapter 20: Gifted Programs, Magnet and Charter Schools
- Robert D. Barr and William Parrett, How to Create Alternative, Magnet & Charter Schools That Work (Solution Tree, 1997).
- Joyce VanTassell-Baska, Serving Gifted Learners Beyond the Traditional Classroom: A Guide to Alternative Programs and Services (Prufrock Press, 2006).
- Rosemary Callard-Szulgit, Parenting and Teaching the Gifted (Scarecrow Education, 2003).
- Ann Robinson, Bruce Shore, and Donna Enersen, Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide (Prufrock Press, 2006).
- Ellen Winner, Gifted Children: Myths and Realities (Basic Books, 1997).
- Ron Zimmer, Charter Schools in Eight States: Effects on Achievement, Attainment, Integration, and Competition, RAND Corporation (2009)
- Banchero, Stephanie, “Harder to Get Into Than Harvard: Parents Push, Plot to Get Their Kids Into the Best Magnet, Private and Parochial Schools in the City,” Chicago Tribune, February 26, 2008.
- Brown, Linnea, “Gifted: Definition Varies Widely,” Hernando Today (Brooksville, Florida), February 11, 2008.
- Carr, Sarah, “Charters Break Mold by Picking and Choosing; Several in New Orleans Require Students to Pass Tests, Show Skills to Enroll,” Times-Picayune, May 18, 2008.
- Gootman, Elissa, “Broader Rule Sought to Pick Gifted Pupils,” The New York Times, April 10, 2008.
- Gootman, Elissa and Robert Gebeloff, “With New City Policy, Gifted Programs Shrink,” The New York Times, October 30, 2008.
- Guillatt, Richard, “Beautiful Minds: What’s it like to raise a family of geniuses?” The Weekend Australian Mgazine, August 11-12, 2007.
- Meyer, Jeremy P., “Minorities, Poor Get ‘Highly Gifted’ Lift: A New DPS System Awards Some Kids an Extra Boost to Make Things More Equitable,” The Denver Post, March 4, 2008.
- Spencer, Paula, “Is Your Kid Really Gifted? Probably Not,” Los Angeles Magazine, April 27, 2008.
- Tolan, Stephanie S., “Helping Your Highly Gifted Child,” ERIC Digest, vol. E477 (1990).
Chapter 21: Getting Past the Velvet Rope
- Alan Eisenstock, The Kindergarten Wars: The Battle to Get Into America’s Best Private Schools (Grand Central Publishing, 2006).
- Jeanine Farley, Everything You Need to Know (and More!) About Getting Your Child into Private School (Booklocker.com, Inc., 2005).
- Sandra L. Frazier, Private School – It’s Not Just for the Wealthy Anymore: A Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child Accepted Into Private School (A Better Tomorrow Publishing, 2007).
- Victoria Goldman, The Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Selective Public Schools, 5th Ed. (Soho Press, 2005).
- Bryan C. Hassel and Emily Hassel, Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child’s School With Confidence, the Elementary Years, K-6 (Armchair Press, 2004).
- Choo, David K., “Pre-K Pressure: Inside the Kindergarten Admissions Race,” Hawaii Business, vol. 522, page 32, October 2007.
- Lyons, Molly, “Getting In: How to Crack Nursery and Kindergarten Admissions – and Avoid Homeschooling Your Kid,” Time Out New York Kids, November 2007.
- Karen Quinn, “Middle Class and Making it in Manhattan,” New York Times (March, 2006).
Chapter 22: How Public Schools Use Ability Tracking
- Jeannie Oakes, Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality, 2nd ed. (Yale University Press 2005).
- Jeannie Oakes and Marisa Saunders, Beyond Tracking: Multiple Pathways to College, Career, and Civic Participation (Harvard Education Press, 2008).
- Herbert J. Walberg, Can Unlike Students Learn Together? Grade Retention, Tracking, and Grouping, IAP Publishing, (2004)
- De Vise, “Montgomery School’s New Take on Ability Grouping Yields Results,” The Washington Post, November 7, 2007.
- Fiedler-Brand, Ellen, Richard E. Lange, and Susan Winebrenner, “Tracking Ability Groupings and the Gifted,” Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education Publication, www.penngifted.org/tracking.cfm.
- Figlio, David, and Marianne Page, “School Choice and the Distributional Effects of Ability Tracking: Does Separation Increase Equality?” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 8055, (2000).
- Hu, Winnie, “No Longer Letting Scores Separate Pupils,” The New York Times, June 15, 2009.
- McCoach, Betsy, Ann A. O’Connell, Heather Levitt, “Ability Groupings Across Kindergarten Using an Early Childhood Longitudinal Study,” The Journal of Educational Research vol. 99, pp. 339-346 (2006).
- Oakes, J., “Keeping Track: The Policy and Practice of Curriculum Inequality, Part 1, “Phi Delta Kappan vol. 68, pp. 12-17 (1986).
- Rozycki, Edward, “Tracking in Public Education: Preparation for the World of Work?” Educational Horizons vol. 77, pp. 113-116, (1999).
Chapter 23: Early Intervention and Special Education
- Stanley Greenspan, Serena Wieder and Robin Simons, The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth (Da Capo Press, 1998).
- Deidre Hayden, Cherie Takemoto, Winifred Anderson, Stephen Chitwood, Negotiating the Special Education Maze, 4th ed. (Woodbine House, 2008).
- Mel Levine, A Mind at a Time.
- Craig Pohlman, Revealing Minds: Assessing to Understand and Support Struggling Learners (Jossey Bass, 2007).
- David A. Sousa, How the Special Needs Brain Learns (Corwin Press, 2006).
- Linda Wilmshurst and Alan W. Bruen, A Parent’s Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed (AMACOM, 2005).
- Peter Wright and Pamela Wright, Special Education Law, 2nd ed. (Harbor House Law Press, 2007).
- Peter Wright and Pamela Wright, From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide (Harbor House Law Press, 2006).
- Savage, David G., “Supreme Court Victory for Parents of Disabled Students,” The New York times, June 23, 2009.