Making Preschool Assessments Engaging

Making Preschool Assessments Engaging


Episode Summary

Oh, assessments and data collection.... such a necessary evil for preschool teachers all over the globe.  While assessments and evaluation give us teachers the information we need to construct lessons and small groups, they aren't always very much fun for students.

I mean lets be honest... there aren't too many kids out there that like testing.  But, that baseline data and growth data really can share some good info - so the probabilities of assessments going away, in my opinion, is very unlikely.

So, what's a preschool teacher to do who needs to do assessments but knows they are a drag? We do what we do with literally everything else and find a way to make it engaging!


Topics Discussed:


  •  Assessing through games
  •  Using hands-on manipulatives and tools
  • Using movement
  • Observations through play



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Are you a busy preschool teacher who loves gaining new ideas, perspectives and inspiration for your classroom? The Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast is here to help you up your confidence in educating early learners in a quick, actionable way!

As an early educator who is still in the classroom, Ashley Rives will share the ins and outs of how she runs her classroom in a play-based, child-centered way. Each week, expect a new episode focused on actionable strategies to level up your abilities and confidence as a preschool teacher.

Ashley Rives is an early educator with over 17 years of experience and a strong passion to help teachers implement child-centered learning in preschool classrooms all over the world. You can follow her on Instagram @lovelycommotion or learn more at the Lovely Commotion Preschool Resources website: