My TeachingStrategies™ GOLD (TSG) is an assessment tool designed to monitor the progress of children from birth to third grade in key domains of learning. TSG provides a mechanism to holistically assess a student's development across several domains. Data collected through TSG helps to inform instruction and lesson planning as well as provides information routinely to address individual needs of children. This information assists educators in identifying where a child is at in relation to their widely held expectations.
Currently, TSG is required in the following areas:
All schools that serve kindergarten students for the beginning of the 23/24 school year are required to use TSG to assess their kindergarten students within the first 45 calendar days of enrollment.
Preschool programs funded by grants through ADE are required to utilize TSG to assess their students.
Head Start preschools are required to use an ongoing progress monitoring system to assess enrolled children. The majority of Head Start preschools in Arizona utilize TSG.