The T&E Assessment is a stop gap solution for the 2020-2021 admission season. This common assessment provides families with the ability to apply to multiple schools but forgo the burden of multiple virtual assessments. Instead, applicants to participating schools engage in one common assessment, the results of which are shared with schools to which the family has applied and that accept and/or require the T&E Assessment.
The T&E is a non-standardized, non-normed, child-friendly set of activities designed specifically to be administered virtually to four and five year olds applying to 幼儿园. The T&E taps expressive and receptive language, verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills, teachability, problem-solving skills and developmental areas in which schools need information to determine fit between applicant and program.
Upon starting the T&E, the assessor guides the child through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. The cohort of assessors are a diverse group of early childhood professionals who have been expertly trained to administer the T&E. During the T&E session, one adult (e.g., parent, guardian, caregiver, family member) is required to be present; however, this person is expected to only provide technological support as needed.
The fee for the T&E Assessment is $250.00. If you are applying for financial assistance and have a total household income of less than $150,000, the fee will be waived.
The T&E Assessment Project is administered by a Coordinator and an Assistant Coordinator who will be available to answer questions and address any issues. Once you have submitted an application to any of the participating schools, you will receive a link to register your child for the T&E.请记住，您只注册您的孩子一次。 Upon registration, you will receive instructions from the T&E staff regarding scheduling.
Appointments for the T&E may be scheduled from September 8 through December 18 and will be available seven days a week. We recommend that you schedule your child’s assessment as early in the season as possible.
To help your child prepare for the T&E Assessment, have your child practice wearing headphones while talking to an adult via Facetime, Zoom, Google-meet, or any other virtual platform. A few days before the scheduled assessment, we recommend that parents/guardians explain to their children that they will meet with a teacher online who will invite them to do some fun and interesting activities.
As part of the registration process for the T&E, parents/guardians are required to sign a consent and release form that requires them and any other supervising adult to refrain from recording the session, helping the child answer questions, and sharing content they may observe.