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Best start

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Best Start is a Kindergarten assessment that helps teachers identify the literacy and numeracy skills of each student at the beginning of Kindergarten. Children start school with a range of early literacy and numeracy knowledge, skills and understandings. Best Start involves teachers finding out about each student's early literacy knowledge, skills and understandings by using a series of specially designed assessment tasks. The Best Start assessment helps teachers develop effective learning programs that build upon what students know and can do when they start Kindergarten. Parents and carers receive clear, accessible feedback on their child's learning at school entry, the next steps in the learning process and how to support their child's learning after the data gathered has been analysed by Kindergarten teachers.

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