Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

a - Attends and engages

2 - Pays attention to sights and sounds

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

a - Attends and engages

4 - Sustains interest in working on a task, especially when adults offer suggestions, questions, and comments

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

a - Attends and engages

6 - Sustains work on age-appropriate, interesting tasks; can ignore most distractions and interruptions

Reading and Writing

Research and Reasoning

2 - Problems can be identified and possible solutions can be created

a - Generate questions and investigate answers about topics of interest

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Approaches to Learning

2 - Curiosity

Children demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to participate in tasks and challenges.

a - Demonstrate an eagerness and interest in learning through questioning and adding ideas.

Approaches To Learning

Initiative & Curiosity: An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning.

Asks questions and seeks new information.

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

a - Attends and engages

8 - Sustains attention to tasks or projects over time (days to weeks); can return to activities after interruptions

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

b - Persists

2 - Repeats actions to obtain similar results

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

b - Persists

4 - Practices an activity many times until successful

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

b - Persists

6 - Plans and pursues a variety of appropriately challenging tasks

Science

Life Science

1 - Living things have characteristics and basic needs

c - Ask and pursue questions through simple investigations and observations of living things

Visual Arts

Invent and Discover to Create

1 - Create works of art based on personal relevance

a -  Use trial and error to create works of art that arrive at a desired outcome

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Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

Children learn about the development of the natural and physical world.

d - Ask and pursue their questions through simple investigations.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

d - Plan, work cooperatively and create drawings, paintings, sculptures and other art projects.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

e - Demonstrate care and persistence when involved in art projects.

Approaches To Learning

Persistence & Attentiveness: The ability to begin and finish activities with persistence and attention.

Resists distractions, maintains attention, and continues the task at hand through frustration or challenges.

Science Knowledge & Skills

Scientific Skills & Method: The skills to observe and collect information and use it to ask questions, predict, explain, and draw conclusions.

Describes and discusses predictions, explanations, and generalizations based on past experience.

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

b - Persists

8 - Plans and pursues own goal until it is reached

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

c - Solves problems

2 - Reacts to a problem; seeks to achieve a specific goal

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

c - Solves problems

4 - Observes and imitates how other people solve problems; asks for a solution and uses it

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

c - Solves problems

6 - Solves problems without having to try every possibility

Reading and Writing

Research and Reasoning

2 - Problems can be identified and possible solutions can be created

b - Gather relevant information and apply it to their problem-solving process or current event

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Approaches to Learning

5 - Reasoning

Children demonstrate an increased ability to identify possible solutions to problems.

a - Demonstrate an increased ability to generate different approaches to solving problems.

Approaches to Learning

6 - Application

Children use their prior experiences, sense and knowledge to learn in new ways.

b - Use prior knowledge to understand new experiences

Approaches To Learning

Initiative & Curiosity: An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning.

Demonstrates flexibility, imagination, and inventiveness in approaching tasks and activities.

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

c - Solves problems

8 - Thinks problems through, considering several possibilities and analyzing results

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

d - Shows curiosity and motivation

2 - Uses senses to explore the immediate environment

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

d - Shows curiosity and motivation

4 - Explores and investigates ways to make something happen

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

d - Shows curiosity and motivation

6 - Shows eagerness to learn about a variety of topics and ideas

Drama

Critically Respond

1 - Respond to stories and plays

b - Demonstrate an eagerness and interest in performances or dramatizations through asking questions

Reading and Writing

Research and Reasoning

2 - Problems can be identified and possible solutions can be created

a - Generate questions and investigate answers about topics of interest

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Approaches to Learning

2 - Curiosity

Children demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to participate in tasks and challenges.

a - Demonstrate an eagerness and interest in learning through questioning and adding ideas.

Approaches to Learning

2 - Curiosity

Children demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to participate in tasks and challenges.

b - Show an interest in people, things, and the world around them.

Approaches to Learning

2 - Curiosity

Children demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to participate in tasks and challenges.

c - Choose to participate in an increasing variety of activities, tasks and play areas.

Language Development and Communication

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to develop their listening and expressive langauge skills.

a - Develop and experiment with conversation during daily activities and interactions

Language Development and Communication

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to develop their listening and expressive langauge skills.

c - Think and talk about play experiences

Science

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to develop their scientific skills.

a - Ask questions based upon discoveries made while playing.

Science

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to develop their scientific skills.

b - Use play to discover, question and understand the natural and physical world.

Approaches To Learning

Initiative & Curiosity: An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning.

Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss a range of topics, ideas, and tasks.

Approaches To Learning

Initiative & Curiosity: An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning.

Asks questions and seeks new information.

Approaches To Learning

Initiative & Curiosity: An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning.

Asks questions and seeks new information.

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

d - Shows curiosity and motivation

8 - Uses a variety of resources to find answers to questions

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

e - Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

2 - Imitates others in using objects in new and/or unanticipated ways

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

e - Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

4 - Uses creativity and imagination during play and routine tasks

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Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

e - Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

6 - Changes plans if a better idea is thought of or proposed

Reading and Writing

Research and Reasoning

2 - Problems can be identified and possible solutions can be created

c - Seek and generate alternative approaches to solving problems

Initiative

B - Solving Problems with Materials

5 - Child tries three or more ways to solve a problem with materials.

Approaches to Learning

5 - Reasoning

Children demonstrate an increased ability to identify possible solutions to problems.

b - Seek alternative approaches to problem solving.

Approaches To Learning

Initiative & Curiosity: An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning.

Demonstrates flexibility, imagination, and inventiveness in approaching tasks and activities.

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

e - Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

8 - Thinks through possible long-term solutions and takes on more abstract challenges

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