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.
These resources can help to identify best practices in ongoing child assessment to support child outcomes and school readiness goals.
- Curriculum, Assessment and the Head Start Framework: An Alignment Review Tool Available in Spanish [PDF, 448KB]
- Learning from Assessment (LFA) Toolkit
- Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!
- Understanding and Choosing Assessments and Developmental Screeners for Young Children Ages 3-5: Profiles of Selected Measure
Last Reviewed: December 2012
Last Updated: July 14, 2015