Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

2 - Recognizes people, objects, and animals in pictures or photographs

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Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

4 - Draws or constructs, and then identifies what it is

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Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

6 - Plans and then uses drawings, constructions, movements, and dramatizations to represent ideas

Science

Physical Science

1 - Objects have properties and characteristics

c - Collect, describe, and record information through discussion, drawings, and charts

Science

Life Science

1 - Living things have characteristics and basic needs

d - Collect, describe, and record information about living things through discussion, drawings, and charts

Science

Life Science

2 - Living things develop in predictable patterns

c - Make and record by drawing, acting out, or describing observations of living things and how they change over time

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

1 - Print conveys meaning

f - Generate a picture or written response to a read-aloud that identifies the who or what of the story or text

Reading and Writing

Writing and Composition

1 - Pictures express ideas

a - Draw pictures to generate, represent, and express ideas or share information

Reading and Writing

Writing and Composition

1 - Pictures express ideas

b - Orally describe or tell about a picture

Social Studies

Geography

1 - Develop spatial understanding, perspectives, and connections to the world.

e - Use nonlinguistic representations to show understanding of geographic terms

Visual Arts

Invent and Discover to Create

1 - Create works of art based on personal relevance

c - Create visual narratives from familiar stories and subject matter

Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

3 - Child draws or paints something and explains what it stands for.

Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

3 - Child draws or paints something and explains what it stands for.

Mathematics and Science

DD - Identifying sequence, change, and causality

2 - Child describes a sequence of events.

Mathematics and Science

FF - Identifying natural and living things

4 - Child identifies a change (in a material or the environment) and a possible cause.

Language Development and Communication

3 - Speaking and Communicating

Children will use verbal and non-verbal language to express and communicate information.

a - Communicate needs or thoughts through nonverbal gestures, actions, expressions and words. Participate in communication around a topic.

Literacy

2 - Early Writing

Children demonstrate an interest and ability to use symbols to represent words and ideas.

e - Begin to dictate ideas, sentences and stories.

Literacy

5 - Early Reading - Comprehension

Children demonstrate an interest in understanding that spoken and written words have meaning.

c - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a story.

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

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

a - Collect, describe and learn to record information through discussion, drawings and charts.

Science

2 - Scientific Knowledge

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

a - Collect, describe and learn to record information through discussion, drawings and charts.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

a - Explore the natural processes of growing, changing and adapting to the environment.

Science

3 - Scientific Skills and Methods

Children begin to use scientific tools and methods to learn about their world.

b - Make simple observations, predictions, explanations and generalizations based on real life experiences.

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

3 - Tools

Children use a variety of tools and art media to creatively express their ideas.

a - Experiment with different tools to creatively express and present ideas.

Creativity

3 - Tools

Children use a variety of tools and art media to creatively express their ideas.

a - Experiment with different tools to creatively express and present ideas.

Physical Development & Health

Fine Motor Skills: The control of small muscles for such purposes as using utensils, self-care, building, and exploring.

Manipulates writing, drawing, and art tools.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.

Asks and answers questions and makes comments about print materials.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.

Retells stories or information from books through conversation, artistic works, creative movement, or drama.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Early Writing: The familiarity with writing implements, conventions, and emerging skills to communicate through written representations, symbols, and letters.

Recognizes that writing is a way of communicating for a variety of purposes, such as giving information, sharing stories, or giving an opinion.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Early Writing: The familiarity with writing implements, conventions, and emerging skills to communicate through written representations, symbols, and letters.

Uses scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to represent objects, stories, experiences, or ideas.

Science Knowledge & Skills

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

Collects, describes, and records information through discussions, drawings, maps, and charts.

Science Knowledge & Skills

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

Collects, describes, and records information through discussions, drawings, maps, and charts.

Science Knowledge & Skills

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

Collects, describes, and records information through discussions, drawings, maps, and charts.

Creative Arts Expression

Art: The use of a range of media and materials to create drawings, pictures, or other objects.

Creates artistic works that reflect thoughts, feelings, experiences, or knowledge.

Social Studies Knowledge & Skills

Self, Family, & Community: The understanding of one’s relationship to the family and community, roles in the family and community, and respect for diversity.

Describes or draws aspects of the geography of the classroom, home, and community.

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

8 - Represents objects, places, and ideas with increasingly abstract symbols

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Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

b - Engages in sociodramatic play

2 - Imitates actions of others during play; uses real objects as props

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Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

b - Engages in sociodramatic play

4 - Acts out familiar or imaginary scenarios; may use props to stand for something else

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Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

b - Engages in sociodramatic play

6 - Interacts with two or more children during pretend play, assigning and/or assuming roles and discussing actions; sustains play scenario for up to 10 minutes

Drama

Perform

1 - Use dramatic play to imitate characters

c - Initiate sustained dramatic play

Reading and Writing

Research and Reasoning

1 - Relevant information is different from nonrelevant information

b - Begin to identify key features of reality versus fantasy in stories, pictures, and events

Creative Representation

K - Pretending

4 - Child engages in role play with two or more other children.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

a - Engage in spontaneous imaginative play using a variety of materials to dramatize stories and experiences.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

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

a - Explore various roles in dramatic play through the use of props, language and fantasy roles with others.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Engages in pretend play and acts out roles.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Recognizes the difference between pretend or fantasy situations and reality.

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

b - Engages in sociodramatic play

8 - Plans and negotiates complex role play; joins in detailed conversation about roles and actions; play may extend over several days

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