Transition to School: News Articles

Keeping an EYE on Kindergarten students in PSD - Oct 2015

Using the Early Years Evaluation, Parkland School Division’s Kindergarten teachers are keeping a close eye on their students as they assess each child’s development in five key areas.
(Stony Plain Reporter)

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EYE provides important data for kindergarten - Jun 2015

Kindergarten teachers in the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division are using an evaluation tool from New Brunswick to help guide their students.
(Edson Leader)

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N.B. has an EYE on early literacy success; Reading | Tool developed at UNB used across country - Feb 2013

New Brunswick may lag behind other provinces when it comes to literacy scores, but it is at the forefront of developing new methods to identify and correct reading problems at an early age.
(Daily Gleaner)

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More Than a Quarter of Alberta Kids Face 'Great Difficulty' When Starting Kindergarten - Jun 2012

At Calgary public schools, things are already shifting under the assessment they brought in this year, the Early Years Evaluation (EYE). It’s helped the school board better understand where to target its resources.
(Calgary Herald)

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Kindergarten, Here We Come - Jan 2009

'Mysterious' one-on-one sessions with teachers prove to be opportunities to evaluate children’s developmental needs and provide support if and where needed. Four-year-olds in New Brunswick are being evaluated using the Early Years Evaluation – Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) during the year prior to kindergarten. Information from the EYE-DA helps teachers and schools prepare for incoming kindergarten students.

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Getting Kids Ready For the First Day of Kindergarten - Apr 2009

Parents have a lot on their minds as they prepare for their child’s entry in to school. The Early Years Evaluation –Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) is an assessment tool used by schools to evaluate early childhood developmental outcomes. The EYE-DA helps to inform parents and teachers of children’s developmental needs as they prepare for and enter school.
(Canada East)

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Parents, Districts Work to Prepare Children For Classrooms - Feb 2009

New Brunswick (NB) has a one of a kind program to prepare both children and parents for the experience of entering school for the first time - Transition to School. NB’s program uses the Early Years Evaluation – Direct Assessment (EYE-DA) to give parents and teachers information on where kids are developmentally

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