Student Assessment

“Assessment is the process of observing, recording, and otherwise documenting what children do and how they do it as a basis for a variety of educational decisions that affect the child (NAEYC, 2006).”

 A “Portfolio-Based” assessment will be used in each early childhood classroom. These assessments will contain collections or samplings of information relating to an individual child’s developmental progress in the educational setting. Each portfolio should be a celebration of a child’s unique abilities, achievements and progress, displayed through authentic samples.

The portfolio will include but is not limited to the following:

Peer Models

Students on IEP’s

Olathe Early Childhood Skills ChecklistWork Samples



Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System (AEPS)*IEP Goals and Objectives

Work Samples



*The AEPS is to be completed within 30 days of the initiation of services in order to complete the entry outcomes required by the state of Kansas. Other times that the AEPS will be revisited and updated include any time the child is making significant progress, at annual IEP’s and when the child exits the program.


The Olathe Early Childhood Skills Checklist was developed to be part of the assessment process of the peers in the early childhood programs.

The expectation of each teacher is to complete the skills checklist on each peer two times per year.

 The Early Childhood Skills Checklist includes the following sections:

Standard 1:  Approaches to Learning

Standard 2:  Communication

Standard 3:  Pre-Academic

Standard 4:  Personal-social Development

Standard 5:  Physical Development


The full skills checklist can be seen here.

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Written By: Melissa Thomas Date posted: 08/24/2014