This preschool basic skills assessment form assesses children's knowledge in an extremely organized fashion. This assessment form covers all the basic pre-school cognitive skills (shapes, colors, letters, and numbers) in an easy to record, hassle-free format, that can be used to quickly assess students' skills and progress. I have been using this method of documentation for years, and have found it to be extremely helpful in determining what each child knows, and what still needs to be worked on. These forms can also be sent home for parent(s) and guardian(s) to look at, or be presented during parent-teacher conferences in conjunction with a child's progress report.
Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle, heart, star, diamond, hexagon, octagon, oval, crescent
Colors: red, orange, green, blue, yellow, purple, black, white, pink, grey, brown
Letters: uppercase and lowercase
For the alphabet assessment, you can either mark through the letters the children know with a highlighter or make a checkmark beside the letters with a pen. Use a different color highlighter or different color pen for each semester’s assessment. You can use this one sheet for a child for the whole year, and show a comparison of their progress with the different colors.
For the math assessment form, you can use the colored highlighters or pens mentioned above on this sheet also. For the color assessment, show children pieces of construction paper. I cut them into squares about 4 inches and staple them into a flip book. For the counting assessment, I usually have children count Unifix cubes (however, any small manipulatives will do).
I hope you enjoy!