After much research, I created my own preschool evaluation by combining many different aspects of preschool evaluations that I thought were the most beneficial. This is a compilation of those evaluations. It is created in a way that you can pick and choose what works best for your classroom! You can also change the packet that you use throughout the year. For example, I do not evaluate my 3 year olds on their letters. However, I included this for those who do want to evaluate. I will often add this to my 3rd packet (spring) to give parents an idea of where their child is at for the summer.
This evaluation offers lots of child-produced work to allow the parents to see the results, instead of just saying "yes" or "no" to a skill. I like to give examples!
In my evaluation, I do not like to use letters or numbers that parents associate with grades like A, B, C or 1, 2, 3. I also don't like to use + and - because it seems very negative to me. Instead, I use a 3 tier system to evaluate skills such as self-help. B: Beginning, D: Developing, P: Proficient. I am able to talk with parents at conferences how kids should be beginning and developing these skills throughout the year and not becoming proficient in most until the end of the year or even the following year.
I like to evaluate my students 3 times a year to give parents a better picture of the progress they are making.
This evaluation includes:
Name writing, self-portrait drawing
color recognition (recognizing and naming colors)
shape recognition (4 or 9 shapes page included for different levels)
cutting example (2 different cutting for different levels)
Language, Cognitive, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Social & Emotional, Creativity, and Self-Help Evaluation (3 tier evaluation: beginning, developing, proficient)
I hope this helps. After much research, I am very happy with this evaluation. It has served the needs of my classroom. Also, if there are things you would like to add, etc., just email me. I can personalize it to fit your needs or send you an editable copy! I want to make sure it works perfect for you!
Thank you so much for looking at my evaluation.
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