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Capture the moment—and set preliminary levels directly from the app!

Teaching Strategies® GOLD® Documentation is a free app created exclusively for teachers using the GOLD® assessment system. It offers a fast, flexible, simple way for teachers to capture and send documentation to GOLD®.

• Capture photos, videos, audio clips, and text notes.

• Tag documentation with objectives, dimensions, and children’s names.

• Assign preliminary levels for each piece of documentation.

• Send data to GOLD® with one touch.

Assess with confidence. Use your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® to capture photos, videos, audio clips and text notes. Tag documentation and assign preliminary levels. Use a wireless or cellular connection to send data directly to GOLD®. Log into GOLD® online to individualize and review documentation and share information with families.


To maintain security and confidentiality, all documentation captured in the app remains within the app until sent to GOLD®. Any photos, videos, or audio files taken within the app will not mix with your personal camera roll. Files captured using the app cannot be sent anywhere other than to GOLD®. Files captured using other apps cannot be transferred into the GOLD® Documentation app.

Who Can Use This App

This app is designed for use with the GOLD® online assessment system. Users must have a GOLD® account. The app is for teacher use only. Family users will not be able to log into the app. At this time, some Team members may not be able to log in to the app.

About GOLD®

The GOLD® online assessment system offers a streamlined, simplified way to conduct accurate, authentic, ongoing assessment of children’s development and learning from birth through third grade.

 Free in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Nov 05, 2012 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Nov 28
Version 8.11.16

Fix video recording in iOS12 on iPhone 8 and newer

Sep 29
Version 7.9.27

For use with GOLD® by Teaching Strategies, Birth through Third Grade

Fix iOS 11 issues

Jun 20
Version 3.0

For use with GOLD™ by Teaching Strategies, Birth through Third Grade

May 21
Version 2.3.1

• Bug fixes

Apr 29
Version 2.3

- GOLD Documentation requires iOS 8
- Supports iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes
- Imagery and design elements create a more user-friendly experience

New Workflow Features for iPad
- It is now easier to navigate through all of your documentation
- Tagging documents with children, objectives, dimensions, and assigning preliminary levels has never been faster
- Collapse the documents list to focus on the current documentation you are working on

New Ways to Edit Documentation
- Swipe right-to-left on names, dimensions, and objectives to quickly
remove them from documentation
- Long press on a document’s thumbnail in the documents list to easily upload or delete

Mar 27
Version 2.2.3

Image updates

Mar 09
Version 2.2.2

• Performance enhancements
• Bug fixes

Sep 11
Version 2.2

• Performance enhancements
• Bug fixes
• Updated images
• Faster logging into and syncing with GOLD
• Support for iOS 7 Dynamic Text Sizes
• This is the last release that will support both iOS 6 and iOS 7

Mar 13
Version 2.1.1

iOS 7.1 compatibility

Oct 09
Version 2.1

Compatible with iOS 7

Aug 27
Version 2.0

Preliminary levels can be set directly from the app

More Teaching Strategies GOLD content inside the app, including color-coded progressions of development and learning and buttons for showing examples, assigning levels, or viewing related Common Core State Standards

Indicators of progress within the app, in the form of rainbow color icons that change to indicate status

Updated design and interface for a more user-friendly experience

Mar 26
Version 1.0.7

Bug fixes today; preliminary levels coming soon.

With this release we fixed a few bugs related to log in, and optimized performance.

We heard your feedback, and a new FALL 2013 version of the app will include the ability to set preliminary levels.

Dec 02
Version 1.0.4

Thanks to loyal GOLD users for helping us work out some of the bugs in the last version of Teaching Strategies GOLD Documentation. In this version you'll see:

* Passwords now support special characters
* Username field now supports spaces
* Better error messages

Updating the app will not affect documentation you currently have stored in the app. You may need to log out and log back in once the update installs.

Thank you for your continued support! We are listening to all your feedback from e-mails, phone calls, and posts in the App Store and Teaching Strategies Communities.

Nov 05
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions

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