The Basic Skills Checklist features over fifty reproducible assessments to help you evaluate both elementary pre-academic readiness and academic skills. They work well in both special day and general education classes. Use them to get a quick snapshot of a child's abilities or to help teachers transition students from one grade or class to another.
Each checklist includes an introduction, description, step-by-step instructions for individual and group administration, materials needed, task presentation, scoring, and reviewing results. Checklists cover Basic Concepts, Reading and Language Arts, Math, Fine Motor, and Independence, as well as a Parent Checklist.
Summary of Checklists
Basic Concepts: identical matching, non-identical matching, sorting, colors, shapes, body parts, categories, sequencing, opposites, and prepositions.
Math : number concepts, addition, subtraction, calendar, time, money, and measurement.
Fine Motor: functional hand skills, manipulative play, clothing management, art, pre-writing, writing, and clerical skills.
Independence : school skills, schedule, work skills, and home-school jobs
Parent: eating, food preparation, grooming, dressing, toileting, and domestic tasks.
Designed by Marlene Breitenbach M.S., Ed., BCBA, a special educator and consultant, these checklists were field-tested extensively at The Children's Annex.