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GOLD® Birth Through Kindergarten Assessment Toolkit

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Child Assessment Portfolio (set of 25) | Portafolio de evaluación infantil (set of 25)
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Child Assessment Portfolio Summary Form (set of 25) | Formulario de calificación final del Portafolio de evaluación infantil (set of 25)
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On-the-Spot Observation Recording Tool | Instrumento para registrar sus observaciones al instante
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Assessment Opportunity Cards (set of 10 cards) | Tarjetas de oportunidades para evaluar (set of 10 cards)
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Family Conference Forms (set of 75) | Formulario de la reunión con la familia (set of 75)
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Product Overview

GOLD®
GOLD® is an authentic, ongoing observational system for assessing children from birth through kindergarten, proven to be valid and reliable by extensive field testing. It helps teachers observe children in the context of everyday experiences, which is an effective way to get to know them well and find out what they know and can do.

Helps Early Educators Focus on What Matters Most
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
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 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
The GOLD® Assessment Toolkit contains all the paper components of GOLD®, conveniently packaged in a reusable box. The Toolkit helps teachers ensure they have all the resources they need, at their fingertips, to implement this easy-to-use assessment system.

What's Inside GOLD®
You'll find the following components inside the GOLD® Assessment Toolkit. Each component is also available separately in both English and Spanish.

Objectives for Development & Learning: Birth Through Kindergarten: Objectives for Development & Learning is a thorough reference volume that explains each domain and objective. It presents the related research and typical progression(s) of development and learning for each objective, expectations for each age or class/grade, and examples of strategies that promote learning.

Child Assessment Portfolio: Teachers use this booklet to record, analyze, and evaluate the information collected about a child—and to document an entire year’s progress in one convenient place.

Child Assessment Portfolio Summary Form: These forms enable teachers to summarize progress at the objective level and share important information with administrators and other stakeholders.

On-the-Spot Observation Recording Tool: The On-the-Spot Observation Recording Tool is a convenient checklist that helps teachers capture information about selected objectives quickly and accurately. For use with children one-on-one or in a group, the On-the-Spot Observation Recording Tool eliminates the need for teachers to create their own checklists.

Assessment Opportunity Cards: Ten short, playful, curriculum-embedded classroom experiences that help focus observations on particular objectives for literacy and numeracy. Includes guidance on how to adjust the experiences for children at different levels.

Family Conference Forms: Easy-to-use Family Conference Forms help teachers share important information with families. They save time and help keep information organized—so teachers can spend more time with children and less time filling out paperwork.

Objectives for Development & Learning Classroom Poster: All 38 objectives that are part of GOLD®, beautifully displayed in a convenient poster format for quick classroom reference

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

Authors

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held roles as Teaching Strategies’ Vice President of Curriculum and Assessment, Chief Product Officer and Chief Academic Officer, during which time she co-authored many of Teaching Strategies’ most impactful solutions, including the GOLD® assessment system, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, and The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten (in press).

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

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 GOLD® (PDF)
  • The Teaching Strategies Criteria Report (PDF)
  • GOLD® Growth Norms Technical Summary (PDF)
  • 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 GOLD® Assessment System (PDF)
  • Evidence of the Validity of GOLD® Assessment Tool for English Language Learners and Children with Disabilities (PDF)

Research Foundation Papers

  • GOLD® Assessment System (PDF)

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

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

Alignments

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

  • September 2015 Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (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)
*Department of Human Resources ONLY*
 
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

June 2015 Colorado Academic Standards (PDF)

Connecticut

December 2014 Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (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)

Maine

September 2015 Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (PDF)

Maryland

June 2015 Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Framework (PDF)

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)

North Dakota

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

July 2013 North Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (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)

Nevada

June 2013 Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Standards (PDF)

June 2014 Nevada Academic Content Standards - Kindergarten (PDF)

Oregon

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

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

Pennsylvania

March 2015 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood: Pre-Kindergarten (PDF)

January 2015 Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood: 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)

South Dakota

June 2013 South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (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

April 2014 Utah Early Childhood Core Standards (PDF)

Utah Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines (PDF)

New Hampshire

July 2013 New Hampshire Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Kentucky

July 2013 Kentucky Early Childhood Standards (PDF)

Missouri

June 2013 Missouri Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Montana

July 2013 Montana Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

July 2014 Montana Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Mississippi

June 2015 Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three-year-olds(PDF)

June 2015 Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Four-year-olds (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

September 2015 Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (PDF)

Wyoming

June 2014 Wyoming Early Learning Foundations (PDF)
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