Preschool assessments give teachers and parents an accurate view of a child’s abilities, learning, and growth through meaningful observation methods and to direct classroom instruction.
According to the Iowa Department of Education (2018), children should be observed continuously by their teachers so that the classroom environment can nurture continued age-appropriate development and communication with families.
Early childhood programs need to focus on holistic standards and accountability systems to ensure the whole child’s needs are
met and not just the math and reading objectives in core curriculums.
Assessment—conducting tests to find out your child’s strengths and needs—will be important for him throughout his education. As a preschooler, we will be gathering information to help them make a formal plan for what he needs to learn.
Based on the information gathered in the assessments, he or she will make specific recommendations for ways to help your child in learning the skills needed to succeed in preschool.