Good tools for preschool assessment are available at TeachingStrategies.com and HighScope.org. The Teaching Strategies tools are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, as well as Head Start and state early learning guidelines. HighScope's assessment tools focus on authentic and meaningful assessment.
Teachers should use formal and informal assessment and screening tools at the preschool level. Assessment tools can include checklists and rating scales, test results, portfolios and teacher observations. Assessment of preschoolers should take into account factors, such as hunger or lack of sleep, that can influence a child's behavior and testing. All assessments should be developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate for the children being screened.