All About GOLD

GOLD® is the authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system that helps teachers and administrators like you focus on what matters most for children's success. Your program will access GOLD® through MyTeachingStrategies™, a one-stop spot for all your teaching and assessing needs. 

GOLD® User Guides

The GOLD® User Guides provide you with the comprehensive collection of steps and year-round support to ensure a successful GOLD® implementation.

Support For Getting Started

The Getting Started Checklists, each designed with a specific type of user in mind, provide tactical first steps so you can feel confident in independently getting started in GOLD®

Getting Started Checklist for Administrators

Getting Started Checklist for Teachers

Useful GOLD® Resources
  • The Bright & Early ND MyTeachingStrategies™ Timeline (PDF, 589 KB) will help you create an achievable timeline for your program during the Step 3 Bright & Early ND Cohort.
  • Bright & Early ND will verify your program's child documentation portfolios online through MyTeachingStrategies™. Review the GOLD® Documentation Review (PDF, 670 KB) tip sheet to ensure your program is meeting the minimum requirements needed for a Step 3 Quality Rating.
  • Want more? Don't forget to check out the Bright & Early ND Partner Handbook for frequently asked questions about GOLD®.