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.

What’s New

Version 10.6.8

Fixed video playback on iOS13

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

S. Ruwe ,

Awesome App!!!

I love using this app! It makes it so much easier to keep track of documentation. I do wish there was a way to take any videos and pics from my iPhone and upload them onto the app. I don't always remember to take the videos and pics while in the app. I can upload them onto my computer then upload them online but it's a lot of extra steps. This would be especially helpful when I don't have an Internet connection. Also, I would like for the app to stay logged in for a period of time. It takes extra time to log in over and over throughout the day and I sometimes miss the interaction that is happening because of it. Overall, a very helpful tool.

meliespy ,

Not useful

The idea of having an app for this assessment tool sounds amazing. But there are other assessment tools with better apps. This one needs a lot of improvement. For starters, it should stay logged in for a certain amount of time. Maybe having a feature where we can dictate how long we can stay logged in? Having to sign in all the time is annoying. Also, not being able to transfer photos into the app is frustrating. It’s so easy to take a photo with your phone or iPad. But then you can’t upload into the app. You’d have to email it to yourself or use an internet app to log into GOLD and then upload that way. That’s just too many steps, IMO. Also, I wish the app or the online system had something to show you examples of each objective. Pearson’s work sampling system has that option within every domain and sub domain. Teaching Strategies GOLD doesn’t offer that. As a teacher, we should have a booklet or a feature we can download online as a PDF which helps us figure out what evidence goes for what objective instead of having to go through all these steps to figure that out. I’ll be deleting this app for now until it gets some updating.

Pitulia07 ,

Needs improvement.

The concept of this application is intended for it to be easier, faster, and more convenient to enter anecdotal notes onto the GOLD platform. However, this application does otherwise. Here are a few cons you will encounter:

-Logging in is not smooth and efficient. It will take anywhere up to 20 seconds. If you are trying to record or take a “in the moment” picture consider gone. The application will automatically sign you out after a few minutes of inactivity Fingerprint sign in is not available.

-you are unable to load pictures or videos from your phone.

- any pictures or videos are not automatically saved on your phones camera roll. Any glitch or accidental deletion and your most precious anecdotal proof is gone.

- Currently there seems to be a glitch. You can enter the notes and dimensions through the application, however once you view the documents online either of the following will happen:

Your video/picture is MIA on both your phone and the desktop.


Only one dimension went through.

-When choosing the dimensions that have jpg example, you can not view the examples.


Teaching Strategies, Inc.
61 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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