I've used the Creative Curriculum assessment and am now using the High Scope assessment, and I've got to be honest, I don't see the point! I know, I should be observing the students, but I find it really hard. I'm either leading an art project, leading a small reading group (yep, I'm supposed to start early readers), playing in a center with the kids, solving squabbles/problems, or setting up the next activity during center time. And how am I supposed to write down observations during circle time when I'm leading the class? And since the observations/assessments are done over about 3 months, I feel like the things I have observed early on are no longer where the child is at. But I don't have time to assess them again. I wish I had assessments like the kindergarten classes, like you do these 10 math objectives with the individual child in Sept., Jan., and May. Same for reading and writing. If you feel like you've got this ongoing assessment thing down, I'd love to hear how you do it. Do you divide into groups, assess certain objectives once throughout the time period, etc.? I'm finishing writing up my second period of assessments, and I'm having to guess where some of the students are and make up antedotes, which is so not helpful to me or the kids.