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!
Purpose: To find out what students already know and to build from there!
Completed with the Whole Class or Small Groups:
Words I Know
Cut and Color Sheet
Completed One on One (orally):
Upper and Lowercase Letter Recognition
Popcorn (Sight Word) Assessment
Phonemic Awareness Assessment (same as link above, from Portland Public Schools)
I Know My....Checksheet
These assessments should be repeated at set intervals during the school year to watch for growth!
Recommenced Reading on Assessment
An Observation Survey by Marie M. Clay