Assessment using Learning Stories
For QRIS, Head Start & state-funded programs
As early education evolves, teachers are asked to be more child-centric, to differentiate teaching for each child and to engage families.
And yet they are still having to use checklist assessments that do not capture each child’s unique journey, do not help differentiated teaching and are not read by families.
Learning Stories (and Educa) are a form of authentic assessment that bridges this gap – developed in New Zealand, now in North America.
Learning Stories are heart-led assessments, often written to the child. Teachers put their thoughts about a child in writing, focusing on strengths and success, using narrative language families understand. They tell a story, detail the learning and reflect on next steps.
In Educa, the last step of a Learning Story is the framework links, which go to a Ratings section for data export. More here
Why Learning Stories
Comprehensive Platform For ECE
All educational needs in one place.
Educa supports your program cycle end to end.
- Differentiated planning
- Custom forms for collecting child info
- Learning story templates
- Child portfolios
- Parent and teacher messaging