KCAA Child Assessment System
KCAA Preschools of Hawaii conducts ongoing assessments of all children we serve for the purposes of informing instruction and program policies related to improvement of curricula and materials. Child assessment results are also used for other purposes that can include:
All children are assessed through developmentally appropriate methods using the Teaching Strategies GOLD® Objectives for Development and Learning: Birth through Kindergarten. Assessments include daily observations, checklists, rating scales and samples of children’s work that provide information on development across the four developmental domains of social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development, as well as assessment of the content areas of literacy and mathematics. Assessment occurs twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (April) with assessment results shared with the child’s family twice a year through parent conferencing that allows for home to school collaboration. All child assessments are confidential.