At Teaching Strategies, our resources are not only research-based, they’re research-proven—validated and shown to be effective by extensive research conducted by independent researchers. From multi-year efficacy studies to peer-reviewed journal articles and research foundation papers, our vast body of research helps prove that you can trust our products to help you deliver positive outcomes for all children.

Our Research

  • Comparing Child Outcomes: Examining the Impact of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool (PDF)
  • Linking Curriculum and Assessment: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool andTeaching Strategies GOLD® (PDF)
  • One Researcher’s Interest in the Impact of Teaching Strategies’ Curriculum and Assessment Products – Coming Soon!


  • NEW! Using Teaching Strategies GOLD® to Assess Kindergarten Readiness and Track Growth and Development (PDF)
  • Concurrent Validity of Teaching Strategies GOLD® (PDF)
  • The Teaching Strategies Criteria Report (PDF)
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® Scaled Scores Report (PDF)
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® Growth Norms Technical Summary (PDF)
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® Assessment System Technical Summary 2013 (PDF)
  • Evaluation of Two Observational Assessment Systems for Children’s Development and Learning (PDF)
  • Using Teacher Ratings to Track the Growth and Development of Young Children Using the Teaching Strategies GOLD® Assessment System (PDF)
  • Evidence of the Validity of Teaching Strategies GOLD® Assessment Tool for English Language Learners and Children with Disabilities (PDF)
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD®: Measurement Properties and Use (PDF)

Research Foundation Papers

  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® Assessment System (PDF)

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

  • Effectiveness Study: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool (PDF)

Theory Papers

  • The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Executive Function (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Letter Knowledge (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Phonological Awareness (PDF)
  • The Importance of the Assessment Cycle inThe Creative Curriculum® for Preschool(PDF)

Research Foundation Papers

  • The Creative Curriculum® (PDF)
  • Language and Literacy (PDF)
  • Mathematics at Teaching Strategies (PDF)
  • The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Research Foundation English- and Dual-Language Learners (PDF)