FSGC 2016-2017 Progress
Washington State and FSGC Outcomes Comparison
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 our children who are leaving Head Start and entering kindergarten, for all children entering kindergarten in WA State, for low income children entering kindergarten in Washington State and low income children entering kindergarten in Grant County. Many of the children represented within the group measured in Washington State, may have also attended preschool.
This comparison data shows that FSGC Head Start children are more prepared at the end of preschool for kindergarten than are the total of all children entering kindergarten in Washington State, regardless of their income (WAKids Data).
1 Washington State Department of Early Learning, WaKIDS (2017 January). Retrieved from