Elk Island Public Schools is using a new tool to gauge kindergarten children’s progress and development through the course of the year. The Early Years Evaluation – Teacher Assessment (EYE-TA) gives teachers the ability to record their regular observations and informal assessments in play-based learning environments.
The EYE-TA is administered to children aged four to six years old and will help determine each child’s progress in five key areas closely linked with early learning and emerging literacy skills:
- Awareness of self and environment
- Social skills and approaches to learning
- Cognitive skills
- Language and communication
- Physical development
The results of each child’s assessment will be shared with parents and will be a starting point for discussion between parents and the teacher regarding your child’s progress. EYE-TA results, along with other assessments, will help teachers determine the type of instruction and support required for each child to succeed in the classroom.
At EIPS, promoting growth and success for all students is our primary goal, and an important part of that is ensuring an excellent start to learning. By making use of this tool, we can identify areas where your child is excelling and those in which they may need some extra assistance before they begin Grade 1.
Please view our parent information sheet to learn more about EYE-TA. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school.