Using the common core, I came up with an assessment for my kindergartners for each quarter. This is a place for them to write their name and numbers, and for me to document which letters, letter-sounds, numbers, shapes, and sightwords they have mastered and which ones they still need to work on. I send this home with report cards to show parents how I "graded" their child. I have also included a hand out that I give parents at the first parent/teacher conference with kindergarten writing expectations so they know the goal for their child by the end of the year and can see the progress their child should be making each quarter. There is also a 2 page hand out I give parents with ideas of things they can do at home to work on fine motor skills, letter writing, and sentence writing.