I have a love hate relationship with assessments. At the beginning of the year they are important so I know if I child has a delay and might need extra help.
I do them the end if the year to gauge how much progress we have made.
The kids think it’s a game.
I am reminded that just because they ask a child to “know something” doesn’t mean it’s appropriate for this age. That bothers me. 😑
Some things on the assessment can’t be taught. The skill just comes on line when that particular child is ready – to catch , to hop, to skip.
So as parents and teachers we look at this and say – “ it’s ok he can’t catch a bean bag or hop going into kindergarten. But he atleast needs to know how to write his name.” But studies prove that a child has to develop core and gross motor skills before the five motor skills are ready to write. But still … we aren’t ok with a child not being able to write when we think they should.