Work Sampling System For Head Start| Fifth Edition is a curriculum-embedded assessment to help systematically document children's developmental skills, knowledge, behavior, and academics. 

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  • WSS-5 Headstart Classroom Kit (Print)
    0158943503 Qualification Level A

    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, Reproducible Masters Flash Drive


  • WSS-5 Headstart H3 Developmental Guidelines (Print)
    0158943783 Qualification Level A


  • WSS-5 Headstart P4 Developmental Guidelines (Print)
    0158943805 Qualification Level A


  • WSS-5 Headstart H3 Developmental Checklists Qty 10 (Print)
    0158943813 Qualification Level A


  • WSS-5 Headstart H4 Developmental Checklists Qty 10 (Print)
    0158943821 Qualification Level A


  • WSS-5 Headstart Teachers Manual (Print)
    0158943856 Qualification Level A


  • WSS-5 Headstart H3 Wall Chart for 3 Year Olds Qty 1 (Print)
    015894383X Qualification Level A


  • WSS-5 Headstart H4 Wall Chart for 4 Year Olds Qty 1 (Print)
    0158943848 Qualification Level A


  • WSS-5 Headstart Reproducible Masters Flashdrive
    0158943864 Qualification Level A

    Includes Reproducible Masters in English and Spanish: Introduction for Families, Summary Report, How to Read the Summary Report, Narrative Summary Report, Tips for Writing Narrative Comments, Summary Report: Student and Family Comments, Domain Process Notes, Child Domain Process Notes, General Process Notes, Roster Process Notes, and Thoughts about My Work



Age range:
3 and 4 years old
Work Sampling® Online (ordered by phone at 1.800.627.7271) or manual scoring
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Report options:
Family Report


Work Sampling System | Download Registration Form

Online Annual License Fee Per Child:

  • Less than 100 Children: 19.95
  • 100-499 Children: 13.95
  • 500-999 Children: 12.95
  • 1,000-1,999 Children: 11.95
  • 2,000 + Children: Contact us at 800.627.7271 for price quote

Product Details

Work Sampling for Head Start | Fifth Edition closely aligns with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework — offering a proven, authentic performance assessment.


  • Individualize instruction, foster effective communication with families, and fulfill federal reporting mandates more easily.
  • Observe, record, and evaluate each child’s progress using a systematic method.
  • Assess student learning across all eleven Head Start domains.


Evaluate progress of children in Head Start programs.

  • Kit includes a teacher’s manual, development guidelines, 30 development checklists, wall charts, and reproducible masters flash drive.
  • Interrelated elements of the work sampling system are customized for each age level.
  • Developmental guidelines and checklists detail skills, behaviors, and academic expectations in one-sentence performance indicators.
  • Observational criteria is presented for each of the curriculum areas in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
  • Scoring: Standards-based Developmental Checklist Performance Indicators are simply scored "Not Yet," "In Process," or "Proficient."
  • Using information collected with the Developmental Checklists, a Family Report can be completed three times a year to evaluate the child’s current level of performance and growth over time.


The following resources are available for WSHS-5.


ChildPlus Partnership

Work Sampling for Head Start is a data exchange partner with, the nation's premier Head Start software. Learn how to import your data.



The following training events are available for Work Sampling for Head Start | Fifth Edition.