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Framework for Effective Practice:
Ongoing Child Assessment

Ongoing assessment is integral to curriculum and instruction. Assessment information helps us monitor progress, both for individual children and for the program as a whole.

Systematic, ongoing assessment provides valuable information on children's learning and helps inform curriculum planning and teaching across all Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework domains.

Use the table below to explore key aspects of ongoing assessment. Before you begin, learn more by viewing the Ongoing Child Assessment: Overview 15-minute in-service Suite.

Related Materials

These resources can help to identify best practices in ongoing child assessment to support child outcomes and school readiness goals.

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Last Reviewed: December 2012

Last Updated: July 14, 2015