Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Language

8 - Listens to and understands increasingly

a - Comprehends language

2 - Shows an interest in the speech of others

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Language

8 - Listens to and understands increasingly

a - Comprehends language

4 - Identifies familiar people, animals, and objects when prompted

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Language

8 - Listens to and understands increasingly

a - Comprehends language

6 - Responds appropriately to specific vocabulary and simple statements, questions, and stories

Reading and Writing

Oral Expression and Listening

2 - Listening and comprehension skills are required to be clearly understood

c - Listen with comprehension, and follow two-step directions

Mathematics and Science

DD - Identifying sequence, change, and causality

0 - Child carries out a two-step action sequence or procedure.

Language Development and Communication

2 - Listening and Understanding

Children develop skills in listening and in understanding language.

b -  Listen and increasingly understand conversations and questions.

Language Development

Receptive Language: The ability to comprehend or understand language.

Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.

Language

8 - Listens to and understands increasingly

a - Comprehends language

8 - Responds appropriately to complex statements, questions, vocabulary, and stories

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Language

8 - complex language

b - Follows directions

2 - Responds to simple verbal requests accompanied by gestures or tone of voice

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Language

8 - complex language

b - Follows directions

4 - Follows simple requests not accompanied by gestures

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Language

8 - complex language

b - Follows directions

6 - Follows directions of two or more steps that relate to familiar objects and experiences

Reading and Writing

Oral Expression and Listening

2 - Listening and comprehension skills are required to be clearly understood

c - Listen with comprehension, and follow two-step directions

Mathematics and Science

DD - Identifying sequence, change, and causality

0 - Child carries out a two-step action sequence or procedure.

Language Development and Communication

2 - Listening and Understanding

Children develop skills in listening and in understanding language.

c - Follow directions that involve multiple steps.

Language Development

Receptive Language: The ability to comprehend or understand language.

Comprehends increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

Language

8 - complex language

b - Follows directions

8 - Follows detailed, instructional, multistep directions

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

a - Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

2 - Vocalizes and gestures to communicate

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

a - Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

4 - Names familiar people, animals, and objects

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

a - Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

6 - Describes and tells the use of many familiar items

Reading and Writing

Oral Expression and Listening

1 - Conceptual understanding conveyed through vocabulary words can occur using a variety of modalities

c - Demonstrate use of vocabulary in oral language to express ideas and events

Reading and Writing

Oral Expression and Listening

1 - Conceptual understanding conveyed through vocabulary words can occur using a variety of modalities

d - Begin to understand that everyday words such as "cold" relate to extended vocabulary words such as "chilly"

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

2 - Symbol, object, and letter recognition is a fundamental of reading and requires accuracy and speed

c - Begin to name familiar objects, colors, letters, and numbers rapidly and in random order

Reading and Writing

Writing and Composition

1 - Pictures express ideas

d - Dictate ideas to an adult

Visual Arts

Observe and Learn to Comprehend

1 - Artists and viewers identify art in daily life

b - Use age-appropriate vocabulary to describe works of art

Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

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

Language and Literacy

R - Using vocabulary

3 - Child uses vocabulary related to a particular subject.

Language and Literacy

S - Using complex patterns of speech

1 - Child uses words and phrases.

Approaches to Learning

6 - Application

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

a - Communicate about events and experiences.

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.

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.

Language Development and Communication

3 - Speaking and Communicating

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

d - Begin a conversation with other children and adults. Understand an increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

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.

Language Development

Receptive Language: The ability to comprehend or understand language.

Comprehends increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses language to express ideas and needs.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter-sound relationships).

Recognizes print in everyday life, such as numbers, letters, ones name, words, and familiar logos and signs.

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.

Creative Arts Expression

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

Discusses ones own artistic creations and those of others.

Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

a - Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

8 - Incorporates new, less familiar or technical words in everyday conversations

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

b - Speaks clearly

2 - Babbles strings of single consonant sounds and combines sounds

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

b - Speaks clearly

4 - Uses some words and word-like sounds and is understood by most familiar people

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

b - Speaks clearly

6 - Is understood by most people; may mispronounce new, long, or unusual words

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

b - Speaks clearly

8 - Pronounces multisyllabic or unusual words correctly

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

c - Uses conventional grammar

2 - Uses one- or two-word sentences or phrases

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

c - Uses conventional grammar

4 - Uses three- to four-word sentences; may omit some words or use some words incorrectly

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

c - Uses conventional grammar

6 - Uses complete, four- to six-word sentences

Reading and Writing

Oral Expression and Listening

2 - Listening and comprehension skills are required to be clearly understood

a - Use language to express ideas in complete sentences (with support of sentence stems as needed)

Reading and Writing

Research and Reasoning

1 - Relevant information is different from nonrelevant information

a - Understand the difference between a question and a statement

Language and Literacy

S - Using complex patterns of speech

2 - Child uses a sentence of four or more words.

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.

b - Represent stories and experiences through play

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

Language Development and Communication

3 - Speaking and Communicating

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

b - Use more complex and longer sentences.

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.

Language Development

Receptive Language: The ability to comprehend or understand language.

Comprehends different forms of language, such as questions or exclamations.

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses different grammatical structures for a variety of purposes.

Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

c - Uses conventional grammar

8 - Uses long, complex sentences and follows most grammatical rules

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

d - Tells about another time or place

2 - Makes simple statements about recent events and familiar people and objects that are not present

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

d - Tells about another time or place

4 - Tells simple stories about objects, events, and people not present; lacks many details and conventional beginning, middle, and end

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Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

d - Tells about another time or place

6 - Tells stories about other times and places that have a logical order and that include major details

Reading and Writing

Oral Expression and Listening

1 - Conceptual understanding conveyed through vocabulary words can occur using a variety of modalities

c - Demonstrate use of vocabulary in oral language to express ideas and events

Language and Literacy

S - Using complex patterns of speech

1 - Child uses words and phrases.

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.

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses language to express ideas and needs.

Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

d - Tells about another time or place

8 - Tells elaborate stories that refer to other times and places

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

a - Engages in conversations

2 - Engages in simple back-and-forth exchanges with others

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

a - Engages in conversations

4 - Initiates and attends to brief conversations

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

a - Engages in conversations

6 - Engages in conversations of at least three exchanges

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

a - Engages in conversations

8 - Engages in complex, lengthy conversations (five or more exchanges)

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

b - Uses social rules of language

2 - Responds to speech by looking at the speaker; watches for signs of being understood when communicating

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

b - Uses social rules of language

4 - Uses appropriate eye contact, pauses, and simple verbal prompts when communicating

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

b - Uses social rules of language

6 - Uses acceptable language and social rules while communicating with others; may need reminders

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Language

10 - Uses appropriate conversational and other

b - Uses social rules of language

8 - Uses acceptable language and social rules during communication with others

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