The authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system that helps teachers and administrators like you focus on what matters most for children’s success.

Grounded in our 38 research-based objectives for development and learning, GOLD® supports effective teaching and assessment, while providing you with more time to spend with the children in your program. Accessed through MyTeachingStrategies™, GOLD® automatically links teaching and assessment, making it easier to connect the dots across the most important aspects of high-quality early childhood education.

With GOLD®, teachers can:

  • Use a variety of online tools to gather and organize meaningful data quickly, including online portfolios where children’s work can be stored;
  • Create a developmental profile of each child to answer the questions, "What does this child know? What is he or she able to do?" that can be used to scaffold each child’s learning; and
  • Generate comprehensive reports that can be customized easily and shared with family members and other stakeholders.

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Are you ready to transform assessment in your program? Register for a demo to learn how GOLD® can help you focus on what’s most important for each child’s development.
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Teacher-Friendly and Easy to Use

Helps you understand how to gather and interpret assessment information.

Supportive of Development from Birth through Third Grade

Our 38 objectives for development and learning are predictors of school success, based on school readiness standards.

Research Validated and Reliable

Extensively tested by independent researchers and grounded in the most current research about how children develop and learn.

Inclusive of All Children

Provides specific strategies and resources for every type of learner, including dual-language learners and those with special needs.

MyTeachingStrategies™: Transforming the Process of Teaching and Learning

With MyTeachingStrategies™, teachers can seamlessly interact with five key areas that make up what we know to be the essential pieces of high-quality classroom practice: teaching and assessing, reporting, ongoing professional development, and family engagement.
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GOLD® and The Creative Curriculum®:
More Powerful Together

While GOLD® can be used with any developmentally appropriate curriculum, it has the ability to transform teaching and assessment in your classroom when used together with The Creative Curriculum®. Aligned to the same 38 objectives for development and learning, these classroom solutions work together to directly link classroom observations with your day-to-day instructional decisions, taking the guesswork out of individualizing instruction. With tools to help simplify your daily planning, you can make learning an individualized experience.
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New GOLD® Online Professional Development

Order the new Implementing GOLD® - Exploring MyTeachingStrategies™ course that will help you become familiar with MyTeachingStrategies™ and ensure that you're using GOLD® effectively to document and assess children’s progress.
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