FSGC 2022-2023 Progress
Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) is the research based developmental assessment tool that FSGC utilizes to show growth trends with Head Start and Early Head Start children. Washington State also utilizes TSG to assess the developmental level of all children entering kindergarten.
The chart (right) depicts data for all FSGC children who received Head Start preschool, and for all children entering kindergarten in Moses Lake. Many of the children represented within the group entering local school districts may have also attended preschool.
This comparison data shows that FSGC Head Start children were better prepared in five of six domains (math, literacy, cognitive, and language) than the average child in Moses Lake, regardless of their income (WAKids Data). While FSGC outcomes in physical development were not as high, this can be attributed to a number of new young children enrolled late in the year.
1 Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, WaKIDS (Sept. 2023). Retrieved from https://washingtonstatereportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/ReportCard/ViewSchoolOrDistrict/100153