• Teaching Strategies Gold Overview

    The Creative Curriculum is assessed using Teaching Strategies GOLD (GOLD). The formative assessment model used in GOLD is based on classroom observations, checklists, photographs, work samples, and family input as related to the 38 research-based objectives for development and learning. GOLD follows widely held expectations for children from birth through third grade, which allows room for differentiation for each child, for each skill. GOLD takes a whole-child approach to assessment. The objectives have color-coded progressions which guide teachers toward selecting and adapting activities that support each child’s development and learning. Meaningful reports inform classroom practices. GOLD is rigorously and regularly tested, and it yields reliable, valid, and culturally sensitive information. Preschool progress reports are sent home three times per year and are based on the objectives.  

    Learn more about the Objectives for Development and Learning here: