Assessment is used to establish where learners are in an aspect of their learning at the time of assessment.
Kindergarten teachers assess children’s learning and development as part of everyday play, inquiry, projects, routines and transitions in planned and emergent experiences. Assessment is an ongoing, strengths-based process of gathering, analysing and reflecting on evidence of learning. Children should be given multiple opportunities to show what they know, understand and can do in each learning and development area.
The process of assessing children’s learning and development includes:
- gathering evidence and documenting children’s learning in a variety of ways
- analysing the evidence
- identifying the next steps for learning
- scaffolding children’s thinking and learning by providing constructive feedback
- reflecting on feedback provided by colleagues, families and professional partners.