The below categories are used to help focus the report for each one of the overall expectations.
The kindergarten evaluation is broken up into two parts.
Deciding whether or not the student has demonstrated a strength or need for each one of the overall expectations is the evaluation component of the report.
The focus of the overall expectation is derived from whether you wish to include one, two or three category focusses; Key, Growth or a Next Steps in Learning. You may include all three or remove the category that you don’t want to include in the report.
- K – Key in Learning
- G – Growth in Learning
- N – Next Steps in Learning
Key in Learning refers to the most important or significant skills and/or understandings (knowledge) that the child has demonstrated during the reporting period, in relation to the overall expectations. It is appropriate for educators to include their perceptions about the child's interests and learning preferences in their descriptions of key learning.
Growth in Learning refers to positive developments in learning that the child has demonstrated over the reporting period, in relation to the overall expectations. Developmental stage, learning trajectory, and/or other individual processes of learning should be taken into account when evaluating and describing growth in learning.
Next Steps in Learning refers to ways in which the child can move forward in developing knowledge and skills, in relation to the overall expectations, both at school and at home. Developmental stage, learning trajectory, and/or other individual processes of learning should be taken into account when determining next steps in learning.