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Teaching Strategies GOLD® Online

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Teaching Strategies GOLD online offers a revolutionary approach to early childhood assessment. It is an assessment tool available to teachers that is user-friendly and inclusive—one that enables them to increase the effectiveness of their assessments while having more time to spend with children. It’s easy to use, it’s effective, and it works—saving teachers time and helping them be confident in their assessment decisions.

Helps Early Educators Focus on What Matters Most

Teaching Strategies GOLD can be used with any developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum and is based on 38 research-based objectives that include predictors of school success and are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, state early learning guidelines, and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. These help teachers focus on what matters most for children’s success.

Supports All Learners

Teaching Strategies GOLD can be used to support all types of learners, including children with special needs and children with advanced knowledge and skills.

Fully Bilingual: English and Spanish

Because Teaching Strategies GOLD is a fully bilingual tool, it offers teachers support for assessing the dual-language learners in their classrooms who are learning English and Spanish.

User-Friendly Features

With user-friendly features such as research summaries, color-coded progressions of development and learning, online portfolios, and easy-to-generate, state-of-the-art reports, Teaching Strategies GOLD online saves teachers time and helps eliminate some of the common challenges associated with assessment.

With Teaching Strategies GOLD online, teachers can:

  • use a variety of online tools to gather and organize meaningful data quickly, including online portfolios where children’s work can be stored
  • create a developmental profile of each child to answer the questions, “What does this child know? What is he or she able to do?”
  • understand how their observations relate to important objectives for development and learning and use that understanding to scaffold each child’s learning
  • determine if a child is making progress and compare the child’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors to those of most children of his or her age or class/group
  • recognize children who might benefit from special help, screening, or further evaluation
  • generate comprehensive reports that can be customized easily and shared with family members and other stakeholders; to learn more about this state-of-the-art feature, download our Teaching Strategies GOLD online Reports Brochure. (PDF)

Support For Head Start Programs

Head Start programs use Child Management Systems (CMS) such as ChildPlus.net to manage program data including data specific to children, classrooms, sites, and programs. A bridge connecting ChildPlus.net and Teaching Strategies GOLD allows for seamless data exchange between both systems. Administrators enter data once into ChildPlus.net and see the same information imported into Teaching Strategies GOLD online.

In addition, administrators can use ChildPlus.net to add, update and archive records for their programs, significantly reducing the data entry workload as well as increasing accuracy between both ChildPlus and Teaching Strategies GOLD.  Accuracy between both systems provides for more informative and precise Head Start reports that can be used to improve classroom planning and the overall quality of a program.

More Information

Look inside Teaching Strategies GOLD in our Touring Guide. (English | Spanish)

Look inside Teaching Strategies GOLD online reports in our Reports Brochure (PDF)

GOLD Online System Requirements

View the system requirements for using Teaching Strategies GOLD, online version. (PDF)

GOLD Fast Facts for Decision Makers

Read our Teaching Strategies GOLD FAQs. (PDF)

Authors

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke, MA, is the Chief Academic Officer at Teaching Strategies. She has taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs. Before joining Teaching Strategies she was the program administrator for a multisite preschool organization. In addition to her local and national work as an early childhood trainer and consultant, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Honolulu Community College and Pacific Oaks College. She is a co-author of many Teaching Strategies resources, including the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system; The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool; and The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos.

Cate Heroman

Cate Heroman, MEd, has worked in the field of education for over 35 years. She has been a preschool and kindergarten teacher as well as an administrator at the Louisiana Department of Education, providing leadership, training, technical assistance, and support in the areas of early childhood and elementary education. She is a co-author of many Teaching Strategies resources, including the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system; The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool; The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum Assessment Toolkit for Ages 3–5; Helping Children Rebound: Strategies for Preschool Teachers After the 2005 Hurricanes; Building Your Baby’s Brain; Literacy: The Creative Curriculum Approach, and numerous others.

Patton O. Tabors
Patton O. Tabors, EdD, retired in 2005 as Principal Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has directed research and published numerous articles and several books for academic and practitioner audiences, including One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language and Beginning Literacy with Language: Young Children Learning at Home and School (co-edited with David Dickinson).

 

Toni Bickart
Toni Bickart, MS, is co-author of Teaching Strategies' newest products: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system. She is also a co-author of Building the Primary Classroom; Math Right From the Start; Reading Right From the Start; and What Every Parent Needs to Know About 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades. During more than 18 years at Teaching Strategies, she has been responsible for product development and production and provided professional development services, keynote speeches, and workshops at schools around the country.

 

Diane C. Burts

Diane C. Burts, EdD, is a former preschool, Head Start, kindergarten, and university teacher, as well as professor emeritus of human ecology at Louisiana State University. She is former director of the LSU Preschool Laboratory, Grace Drews Lehmann professor, and division head of family, child, and consumer sciences. She was the endowed chair and director of the Emma Eccles Jones Center for Early Childhood Education at Utah State University. Dr. Burts is co-editor of the book Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Birth to Age Eight.

Research

Teaching Strategies GOLD® is based on extensive research about the most effective ways to conduct early childhood assessment. Download our reports and research foundation papers, below, for more information about the research base of our comprehensive resources.

  • Concurrent Validity of Teaching Strategies GOLD (PDF)
  • The Teaching Strategies Criteria Report (PDF)
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD Growth Norms Technical Summary (PDF)
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System Technical Summary 2013 (PDF)
  • Evaluation of Two Observational Assessment Systems for Children’s Development and Learning (PDF)
  • Using Teacher Ratings to Track the Growth and Development of Young Children Using the Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System (PDF)
  • Evidence of the Validity of Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Tool for English Language Learners and Children with Disabilities (PDF)

Research Foundation Papers

  • Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System (PDF)

GOLD Fast Facts for Decision Makers
Read our Teaching Strategies GOLD FAQs. (PDF)

Complete list of our research showing the link between curriculum and assessment.

Alignments

Teaching Strategies GOLD® is aligned with state and national early learning standards and guidelines. Please select the relevant alignment document from the list below to download the documents in PDF. If you do not see the alignment you want, please revisit this page at a later date or contact a member of our Customer Solutions Team.

Army

  • August 2013 Army Child, Youth & School Services Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program: Early Learning Standards for Children Entering Kindergarten (PDF)

Common Core State Standards

  • June 2013 Common Core State Standards (PDF)
  • December 2012 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (Kindergarten) (PDF)
  • July 2012 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (Kindergarten) (PDF)

Department of Defense

  • August 2013 U.S. DoDEA, Early Childhood Education Content Standards (PDF)
  • April 2011 Department of Defense Education Activity Standards for Pre-Kindergarten (PDF)

Hatch Early Learning

  • May 2012 Hatch iStartSmart® All-in-One (PDF)
  • May 2012 Hatch iStartSmart® Mobile (PDF)

Head Start

  • July 2013 Early Head Start- School Readiness Goals for Infants and Toddlers (PDF)
  • August 2013 The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework Promoting Positive Outcomes in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children 3-5 Years Old (PDF)
  • May 2012 The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework Promoting Positive Outcomes in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children 3-5 Years Old in Spanish (PDF)
  • September 2012 The School Readines Goals for Infants and Toddlers in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs (PDF)

Puerto Rico

  • December 2011: Estándares de contenido y expectativas de grado: Educación para la niñez (desde el nacimiento hasta 4 años y 11 meses) (PDF)

Guam

  • May 2012: Guam Early Learning Guidelines for Young Children Birth to 36 Months (PDF)
  • May 2012: Guam Early Learning Guidelines for Young Children Ages Three to Five (PDF)

State Alignments (click on a state below)

Armed Forces Americas

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Armed Forces Europe

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Armed Forces Pacific

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Alabama

October 2013 Alabama Early Learning Guidelines (Birth - 5 Years) (PDF)
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August 2013 Alabama Developmental Standards for Preschool Children (PDF)

Alaska

October 2013 State of Alaska Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

February 2014 Alaska English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards - Kindergarten (PDF)

Arizona

May 2013 Arizona Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines (PDF)

September 2011 Arizona Academic Standards for Kindergarten (PDF)

August 2013 Arizona State Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Arkansas

May 2014 Arkansas Framework for Infant and Toddler Care (PDF)

May 2013 Arkansas Early Childhood Education Framework for 3 and 4 Year Old Children (PDF)

California

August 2013 Commons Core State Standards for ELA for California Public Schools (PDF)

July 2013 Commons Core State Standards for Mathematics for California Public Schools (PDF)

April 2014 California Preschool Learning Foundations: Volume 1 (PDF)

May 2014 California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2 (PDF)

May 2014 California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3 (PDF)

June 2012: California's Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy (Kindergarten) (PDF)

June 2012: California's Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (Kindergarten) (PDF)

June 2012 California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations (PDF)

Colorado

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Connecticut

December 2014 Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

October 2013 The Connecticut Framework (PDF)

Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework (PDF)

Delaware

March 2011 Delaware Early Learning Foundations: Infant/Toddler (PDF)

October 2013 Delaware Early Learning Foundations: Preschool for School Success (PDF)

District of Columbia

July 2013 District of Columbia Common Core Early Learning Standards (PDF)

July 2012 District of Columbia Early Learning Standards For Infants and Toddlers (PDF)

June 2012 District of Columbia Standards: Kindergarten Readiness (for three and four-year-olds) (PDF)

May 2012 District of Columbia Early Learning Standards: Pre-Kindergarten (PDF)

Florida

May 2014 Florida Early Learning and Development Standards for Four-Year-Olds (PDF)

August 2012 Florida Early Learning and Development Standards for Birth-5 (PDF)

December 2011 Florida Early Learning and Development Standards 2011 (Birth Through Age 4) (PDF

2008 Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Standards (PDF

Georgia

August 2013 Georgia's Pre-K Program Content Standards (PDF)

February 2014 Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

Hawaii

October 2013 Hawai’i Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

May 2012 Hawai’i Preschool Content Standards (PDF)

Idaho

July 2013 Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines (PDF)

Illinois

May 2014 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for Preschool (PDF)

February 2014 Illinois Early Learning Guidelines, Birth to Age 3 (PDF)

Indiana

October 2013 Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children (PDF)

Iowa

April 2014 Iowa Early Learning Standards (PDF)

October 2011 Iowa Early Learning Standards: Infant and Toddler (2006) (PDF)

October 2011 Alignment of the Iowa Early Learning Standards: Preschool (2006) (PDF)

Kansas

April 2014 Kansas Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Louisiana

August 2013 Louisiana's Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

May 2013 Louisiana Grade Level Expectations (PDF)

Louisiana Standards for Programs Serving Four-Year-Old-Children (PDF)

Louisiana's Early Learning Guidelines: Birth to Three (PDF)

Maryland

July 2013 Maryland Model for School Readiness- (MMSR) Prekindergarten (PDF)

June 2013 Maryland Healthy Beginnings: Birth through Three Years of Age (PDF)

Massachusetts

August 2013 Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences (PDF)

April 2014 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for ELA and Mathematics (PDF)

May 2012 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (Pre-K Standards) (PDF)

January 2012 Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers (PDF)

September 2012 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics (Kindergarten Standards) (PDF)

September 2012 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts & Literacy (Kindergarten Standards) (PDF)

Michigan

April 2014 Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten (PDF)  

June 2012 Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs (PDF)

Minnesota

July 2013 Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota's Early Learning Standards '05 (PDF)

May 2014 Minnesota Academic Standards (Kindergarten) (PDF)

Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota Early Learning Guidelines for Birth to Three (PDF)

Nebraska

September 2013 Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages 3 to 5 (PDF)

April 2011 Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages Birth to 3 (PDF)

New Jersey

June 2013 New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards (PDF)

July 2014 New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards 2014 (PDF)

New Mexico

April 2014 New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines Birth through Kindergarten (PDF)

New York

June 2013 New York State Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

June 2013 New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PDF)

North Carolina

June 2014 North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development (PDF)

Ohio

June 2013 Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

Oklahoma

July 2013 Oklahoma C3 Standards (PASS): Kindergarten (PDF)

July 2013 Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Infants, Toddlers and Twos (PDF)

June 2013 Oklahoma C3 Standards (PASS): Prekindergarten (PDF)

July 2012 Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Children Ages Three through Five (PDF)

Oregon

July 2013 Oregon Early Childhood Foundations - Ages 3 to 5 (PDF)

Oregon Early Childhood Foundations (Birth to Three) (PDF)

Pennsylvania

August 2013 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood (PDF)

July 2012 Pennsylvania Keystone Child Outcomes Framework: Infant/Toddler (PDF)

March 2012 Pennsylvania Keystone Child Outcomes Framework: Preschool (PDF)

Puerto Rico

Estándares de contenido y expectativas de grado: Educación para la niñez (desde el nacimiento hasta 4 años y 11 meses) del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico (PDF

Rhode Island

UPDATED April 2014 Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

South Carolina

June 2013 South Carolina's Infant and Toddler Guidelines (PDF)

June 2013 South Carolina Early Learning Standards for 3, 4, and 5 Year-Old Children (PDF)

Tennessee

October 2013 The Revised Tennessee Early Learning & Developmental Standards for 4 year-olds (PDF)

October 2011 Tennessee Kindergarten Curriculum Standards (PDF)

Texas

June 2014 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (PDF)

October 2013 Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

March 2013 Revised Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (PDF)

Utah

UPDATED April 2014 Utah Early Childhood Core Standards (PDF)

Utah Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines (PDF)

Vermont

October 2013 Vermont Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Virginia

May 2014 Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning (PDF)

October 2012 Virginia Standards of Learning (Kindergarten) (PDF)

Washington

June 2013 Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines (PDF)

January 2012 Washington State Kindergarten Learning Standards (PDF)

West Virginia

July 2013 Early Learning Standards Framework for West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten (PDF)

Wisconsin

October 2013 Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (PDF)

New Hampshire

July 2013 New Hampshire Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

North Dakota

October 2013 North Dakota Birth to 3 Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

July 2013 North Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Kentucky

July 2013 Kentucky Early Childhood Standards (PDF)

Maine

July 2013 Maine Early Childhood Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Missouri

June 2013 Missouri Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Mississippi

July 2013 Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving 3-4 year old Children (PDF)

June 2013 Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Four Year Old Children (PDF)

June 2013 Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three year-olds (PDF)

August 2013 Mississippi Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines for Three Year Old Children (PDF)

Montana

July 2013 Montana Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

July 2014 Montana Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Nevada

June 2013 Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Standards (PDF)

June 2014 Nevada Academic Content Standards - Kindergarten (PDF)

South Dakota

June 2013 South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Wyoming

June 2014 Wyoming Early Learning Foundations (PDF)