We believe learning is a process. Authentic Assessment allows you to capture learning as it happens. The Mother Goose Time Assessment System includes resources to help document your child’s learning progress through natural and intentional observations.
BENEFIT FROM AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
Mother Goose Time uniquely embeds observation prompts within each activity, so you know what to observe and how to assess skills as children learn and play naturally.
We offer a variety of tools to support educators as they authentically assess their children when using Mother Goose Time curriculum:
- Child Portfolio Toolkit
- Teacher Guide with embedded assessment prompts and star system
- Developmental Skill Continuum
- Monthly Skills Chart
- ChildFolio app
HOW TO CREATE A PICTURE-PERFECT PORTFOLIO
OBSERVE SKILLS AS THEY NATURALLY OCCUR
We believe young children construct knowledge through interactive, concrete and hands-on experiences. Likewise, assessment of young children should be play-based and observed in the natural flow of the day.
Assessment makes learning visible through documentation. Mother Goose Time curriculum utilizes developmental benchmark tracking to chart learning over time.
SAVE CHILD WORK SAMPLES
Documentation serves as evidence of the child’s ability to apply and use skills. Work samples complement the skill level data by telling the story of learning.
REFLECT ON LEARNING
A child’s portfolio helps us see each child’s emerging interests, learning styles and developmental level. By revisiting the portfolio, we can consider ways to adapt the lesson plans to better connect to the child’s goals and needs.
SHARE THE STORY WITH FAMILIES
By making learning visible through child portfolios, families can better see how the experiences in the classroom connect with experiences in the home. Child portfolios facilitate open and routine communication with families.