assessment,  assessments,  documentation,  organization,  planning

Assessment strategies for preschool

My first “real” job was teaching toddlers at a NAEYC accredited child care center, so I jumped right into a position that required teachers to complete assessments for every child, I’ve never NOT done assessment.  So over the years I’ve come up with some strategies that have helped me keep track of all of the evidence and data.  Within the last couple of years I’ve turned some of those strategies into really great products that you can get from my TPT store, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, or use your valuable time developing these things on your own!

Here are my favorites:

If you’re looking for a complete assessment, these include both the standards-based portfolio pages and the developmental checklist.  They’re available in Infant/Toddler and Preschool versions. 
This evidence collection kit will help you solve the problem of where to store all of your assessment evidence.  The set includes the checklists for all of the domains and instructions on how to create easy to use portfolios out of file folders.  This is the perfect way to store work samples, photos, and anecdotal notes. 
This project work planner is one of the very first things that I made for myself when I started teaching. I love it because it has a place for everything – lesson plans, field trip notes, to do lists, reflection checklists, planning webs, and observation notes. It is so helpful to have everything in one place!

Make sure to check back tomorrow because I have an assessment freebie to share with you too!

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