Discussions Regarding the Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool (POCET)

Friday, March 09, 2007

Formal Assessment

Assessment is part of any good early childhood program that focuses on individualizing the curriculum for each child. An effective assessment approach should include both informal observation and a formal assessment procedure to chart individual progress. It is important to remember that every child is unique and chilren tend to develop skills at different rates. No assessment program should be used as the sole indicator for student placement or diagnosis.

POCET's Formal Assessment gives the teacher an opportunity to gather concrete information about each preschool child's progress and preparation for kindergarten. Although informal observations and assessment should be occurring daily, the Formal Assessment is designed to take place three times per school year and to document the progress of each child in Language, Literacy and Mathematics.

Learn more about Formal Assessment with POCET.


  • Please send me a list of criteria's the assessment tool uses in the mathmatric and Language area. I would like to see if the POCET will meet my needs as a Pre-kindergarden assessment tool.

    Thank you
    Pre-kindergarden teacher

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:01 PM  

  • The Developmental Guidelines for POCET are now available on the POCET blog. Hopefully this will help you determine if POCET will meet your needs as a Pre-kindergarten assessment tool.

    By Blogger POCET (tm), at 1:03 PM  

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