Assessment in Kindergarten
Besides needing to report students' growth to family through progress reports, report cards, and conferences, assessments taken in Kindergarten are essential to gaining insight into how much students are growing and learning in your kindergarten program and to adjust the way you teach to better meet their needs.
Kindergarten teachers tend to assess in a variety of ways. Whether through meeting with students one on one, making informal observations during the day, or saving projects and student work for a portfolio - get ready to watch your students bloom during their kindergarten year!
Specific For Kindergarten:
Kindergarten Phonemic Awareness Assessment - a PDF from Portland Public Schools
General Assessment Strategies:
Assessment Alley - great info from Carl's Corner
Assessment Tools - great resources for assessing K and 1st Grade Students
DIEBELS - Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills
Portfolios - from the PreKinders website, but easily adaptable for Kindergarten
Report Cards/Progress Reports:
Homeschool Report Card / Progress Sheet
Purpose: To find out what students already know and to build from there!
These assessments should be repeated at set intervals during the school year to watch for growth!
Completed with the Whole Class or Small Groups:
Completed One on One (orally):
Recommenced Reading on Assessment
An Observation Survey by MarieM. Clay