Teaching Strategies GOLD - TSG
Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG) Overview
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:
- The ADE Exceptional Student Services (ESS) team requires PEAs to use TSG for preschool-age children on an IEP. This requirement is in effect for the 2022 to 2023 school year.
- Exceptional Student Services uses data from TSG for Arizona's submission of IDEA Part B data. By reviewing trend level data, ADE ECSE makes statewide decisions on professional development and identifies supports needed throughout Arizona.
- Head Start preschools are required to use an ongoing progress monitoring system to assess enrolled children. The majority of Head Start preschools in Arizona use TSG.
- All schools that serve kindergarten students are required to use TSG to assess their kindergarten students within the first 45 days of enrollment.
TSG Checkpoint Dates
- FALL: October 7, 2022
- WINTER: February 3, 2023
- SPRING: June 2, 2023
- SUMMER: July 19, 2023
TSG Resources & Guidance documents
Alignment of Teaching Strategies GOLD Objectives with Arizona Early Learning Standards
Alignment of TSG Objectives with Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines
Alignment of TSG with Kindergarten through 3rd grade Standards