Assessments for Incoming Kindergarteners

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ASQ stands for Ages & Stages Social-Emotional Questionnaire. The ASQ has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well.  We ask all parents of incoming kindergarteners to complete tthis survey to help provide the district with a more complete picture of the child at the time of kindergarten entry. This 36-question survey will ask about your child's behavior with regard to self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive functioning, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people. ASQ-3 can help identify your child’s strengths as well as any areas where your child may need support.  As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That’s why ASQ-3 questionnaires are designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10–15 minutes. It’s that quick and easy.

If you would like to complete a paper version of the test when you bring your child for the Kindergarten Readiness Test, just ask for a paper copy of the questionnaire. You can complete it while your child is being assessed. 

The Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT) 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 & interpretation and mathematical knowledge.

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.