Assessments for Incoming Kindergarteners
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The Kindergarten Readiness Screener is administered to incoming kindergarten students to assist in determining a student’s readiness in beginning Kindergarten. The readiness skills assessed are vocabulary, letter identification, visual discrimination, phonemic awareness, comprehension and interpretation and mathematical knowledge.
ASQ:SE-2 stands for Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2) . The ASQ:SE has been used for more than 20 years to help children reach their fullest potential during their most most informative early years. We ask all parents of incoming kindergarteners to complete this questionnaire to help provide the district with a more complete picture of the child at the time of kindergarten entry. This 39-question survey will ask about social-emotional development and behavior. As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That’s why ASQ®:SE-2 questionnaire is designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10–15 minutes. It’s that quick and easy.
The Kindergarten Individuals Development Survey (KIDS) is an observational tool designed to help teachers, administrators, families and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten. KIDS is core to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) goal that every child in Illinois deserves to attend a school wherein all kindergarteners are assessed for readiness. Starting in Fall 2017, ISBE will require all kindergarten teachers in Illinois to observe students on 14 Required Measures of Readiness in the first forty days of kindergarten.KIDS focuses on the knowledge, skills, and behaviors across four key domains that most impact long-term student success. The domains are: Approaches to Learning and Self-Regulation; Social and Emotional Development; Language and Literacy Development; and Cognition: Math.