Assessments and Report Cards (Free)

Assessment report cards for kindergarten. These assessments and this report card is aligned to the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

Kindergarten report card free printable download file. These assessments and this report card is aligned with the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

Kindergarten report card free printable download file. These assessments and this report card is aligned with the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

Assessment!  Report cards!  SIGH!    Do you feel overwhelmed with them?

NOTE:  I have updated this very old post to provide my latest thoughts!

Kindergarten report card: Overwhelmed?

Is this a window into your life:

  • Do you feel like you JUST finish assessing and then it is time to start all over again?
  • Do you feel like you can’t offer instruction because you are assessing?
  • By the end of September,  you have killed more trees than you care to admit and you can’t find your desk because assessments are piled high?
  • You have so MUCH data, but you can’t seem to turn data into a teaching plan.
  • You pass these mountains of assessments off to your admin and never look back?
  • When someone says you need to “Progress Monitor” a student, do you want to go screaming from the building?

If that is you above, I don’t blame you.  I would not like assessments either.

So why do we assess students

If the answer is because I have to, then we need to have a chat:

  1. What are you assessing?
  2. What do you do with the data?

When we make instructional decisions in our classroom, they should be centered around the evidence we collect.  In a nutshell, what do the students know and what do they still need to learn… right?

So what are the steps?

  1. First, we collect data.
  2. Then, we analyze data.
  3. Next, we interpret data and establish a goal.
  4. Finally, we create and enact an action plan.

(The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook Grades K-2 by Jennifer Serravallo is a fantastic READ on data-driven instruction)

So how do we do this without stopping instruction?

Running Records

Running records are a perfect opportunity to gather data about students’ reading and fluency.   Listen to the students read and gather data that, in turn, are reported on their kindergarten report card!

99% of the time, I collect running records during my small group instruction time.  As this is part of my instruction, I do not need to set aside additional time or take away from other instructional time to do it!  Naturally, you can also do a running record at anytime. 

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This informs me of what the student is doing as a reader and well as some of his instructional needs.

Why I LOVE kindergarten assessments. Assessments are meant to focus your instruction. See how I use assessments to focus my teaching WITHOUT losing instructional time.

You can find these leveled texts and running records HERE.

Would you like to read more about running records and why they are important?

Would you like to know more about guided reading with specific steps to take during the lesson?  You can read more by clicking:

Rubrics for Responding to Literature

Rubrics should inform me and they inform the student too!  This can be powerful!  Although we don’t use these rubrics as part of their kindergarten report card, they are important in building reading comprehension which IS on their kindergarten report card.

Why I LOVE kindergarten assessments. Assessments are meant to focus your instruction. See how I use assessments to focus my teaching WITHOUT losing instructional time.

Why I LOVE kindergarten assessments. Assessments are meant to focus your instruction. See how I use assessments to focus my teaching WITHOUT losing instructional time.

You can find this reading unit with rubrics:

Writing Rubrics

Writing rubrics work the same way!   We start each unit with a rubric!  This pre-assessment helps me make instructional decisions for the individual student and the class.

Assessments report cards for kindergarten. These assessments and this report card is aligned to the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

You can find these rubrics within our writing units:

One on One Assessment

“Yes, but Deedee,” you say.  “Assessments in kindergarten have to be done one-on-one!” They CAN take a lot of time… but it does not have to.  I started using ESGI a few years ago and it was a game changer!   I can not say enough about this powerful assessment tool.

Assessments report cards for kindergarten. These assessments and this report card is aligned to the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

It is still a one-on-one assessment, but it is FAST!  You can use a tablet or your computer to assess your kindergartners.

Assessments report cards for kindergarten. These assessments and this report card is aligned to the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

At a glance, you know how your crew is doing. Print flashcards to send home with students for practice.

Assessments report cards for kindergarten. These assessments and this report card is aligned to the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

The parent letter is fantastic!  With a few clicks, you can update parents on their child’s progress.  So instead of spending hours with kindergarten report card comments, I also save time by just attaching these reports to the report card.

Assessments report cards for kindergarten. These assessments and this report card is aligned to the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

Kindergarten report card time is a dream because you can simply log into your ESGI account and see the data.  No more hauling binders home!  Oh YEAH!

Here are a few videos on how EASY this program is to set up.  You can get your 60 DAY FREE trial by clicking HERE.

This video shows you how to load the pre-written assessments and tests.   You can select a pre-written one or write your own. I have made a ton and you can load those if you want.

This video will show you how to add students and navigate some of the report features.

I sincerely LOVE kindergarten assessments and if you try ESGI, I bet you will too! Here is my suggestion… start the 60-day trial.  THEN show your administration how powerful this tool is.  I can’t tell you how many principals I have spoken to who said it was their TEACHERS who wanted this assessment so they purchased it for them. You can snag your 60-day FREE trial below with a BIG discount if you do decide to sign up.

 

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Kindergarten report card free printable download file. These assessments and this report card is aligned with the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.on.FREE Kindergarten Report Card

To get your free kindergarten report card, simply add your email to the box below.  The file will be sent to your email inbox!  Simple and easy!

NOTE: On this kindergarten report card, you will be able to edit the name of your school!

 

Assessment report cards for kindergarten. These assessments and this report card is aligned to the common core state standards. See how I work assessment into my day without stopping instruction.

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Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

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My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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26 Responses

  1. It worked for me. I am very interested in how you report to parents. We have a very vague report card that doesn't give parents much info. Yours is very specific.

    1. Thank you Laura! We hand out the first report card to the parents during our conference time. So we have the opportunity to explain it.

    1. Sorry… if you could try again. It looks like it has been downloaded a few hundred times, so perhaps that is the reason you are having trouble.

      You can email me if you don't have luck tonight.

  2. Hi Deedee~
    This is wonderful! I printed it out, and will be bringing it to my next PLC day to show how detailed your report card is in Kindergarten. I also love both assessment packs!
    Thank you!
    Robyn

  3. I love your report card! I wish we could use it! We have to use our county's and it is Sooo general. Literally just a letter grade in reading, math, science, writing, and social studies. I also love how you show what is expected each 9weeks. Yours is also more developmentally appropriate than our county's expectations! If our little guys can't recognize all letters by the end of the first quarter they are below level! So not fair to these kids!

  4. OMG!!! Thank you! This is my second year using your assessments packs, and I can't wait to give this information to the parents. Our report cards are a bit outdated, and do not reflect the Common Core Standards. With these sheet I will be able to effectively communicate to the parents what skills need to be worked on the most. You are awesome!

  5. All of my SLO's needed to be completed 2 weeks into the school year. How is that for being developmentally appropriate in Kindergarten. Nothing like earning the trust of 4 and 5 year olds. None the less, we all got through it and we are well into the year. We use Fountas and Pinnell for our reading assessment in January and May. We adopted that last year. Before that we used the DRA.

  6. I am sure that many, many teachers are grateful for your assessment models. I know that at my school we were always looking for the perfect way to communicate to parents. It's so important. Renee

  7. I love this! Our report card is common core, but it just lists the standards and it's 1 for emergent, 2 for approaching, 3 for mastered, and 4 for exceeds. The trouble is that until you have mastered all the parts of the standard the student is supposed to be a 2. I really feel that the report card gives no good information (except for the checklist on the back that says which letters and numbers the have "passed"). I have been wondering how to communicate the information I was getting from your assessment packs. I never did come up with anything I liked. This looks great!

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

  8. I had no idea the assessment virus was everywhere!!!! I am sick of collecting data. It leaves no time to teach! I am considering a data diet!!

  9. Looks great Deedee! We still haven't finished revising ours. The school is now converting to Common Core, so we will finish the report card then. I will be adding this to my folder of resources. Thanks!!!

  10. Love the report card, thanks for the great freebie Deedee! I was wondering if sometime you could share how you organize assessment data in your classroom? Do you use student data notebooks/portfolios?

    ~Jessica
    Fun in PreK-1

  11. I love this report card!! Would you by any chance have an editable version, so that I could make some changes for our school? Thank you in advance for your help.

    1. Nope! That is not necessary. Formal assessments for every standard did not make sense to my district and it did not make sense to me. We selected those skills that were most important.

  12. Hi

    I cannot print out the free report card/rubrics at all…… any ideas…Ive followed everything correctly I think….

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