Kindergarten Lingo: 10 Important Terms Every Parent Should Know

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Standards and Benchmarks:

A basis of comparison for the progress of each student

Standards and benchmarks help teachers plan their curriculum, set goals and evaluate their students. In later grades, these are also the underpinnings for many statewide achievement tests, which evaluate students’ proficiency and teachers’ effectiveness. Some kindergarten examples include writing uppercase and lowercase letters, writing words based on how they sound and writing simple sentences.

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