Senate Bill 08-212, Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K), requires that all publicly funded kindergarten students have an individual school readiness plan informed by a Colorado Board of Education approved school readiness assessment. TS GOLD® is the observation-based readiness assessment used by Mapleton Public Schools.
The assessment is designed to occur naturally through informal observations during the instructional day and does not take a child away from the classroom or instruction. Information collected is used to create an individual readiness plan for each student. These plans highlight strengths and next steps in academic and non-academic areas and provide teachers information as they plan instruction to meet the unique needs of each child.