Preschool Standards & Assessments

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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

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

c - Uses conventional grammar

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

No Match

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.

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

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

No Match No Match

Logic & Reasoning

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

Recognizes the difference between pretend or fantasy situations and reality.

Reading and Writing

Research and Reasoning

1 - Relevant information is different from nonrelevant information

c - Identify information that is relevant

Cognitive

12 - Remembers and connects experiences

b - Makes connections

6 - Draws on everyday experiences and applies this knowledge to a similar situation

No Match No Match No Match

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

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

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

d - Shows curiosity and motivation

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

No Match

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.

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.

Asks questions and seeks new information.

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

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

c - Solves problems

6 - Solves problems without having to try every possibility

No Match

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.

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

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

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.