Kentucky's Common Kindergarten Entry Screener, the BRIGANCE Early Childhood Kindergarten Screen III, provides a quick and accurate assessment of a child's development in five areas: Academic/Cognitive, Language, Development, Physical Development, Self-Help and Social-Emotional Development.
The Common Kindergarten Entry Screener (704 KAR 5:070) is aligned with Kentucky's School Readiness Definition and the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards.
If schools are able to have in-person sessions in the fall of 2020, school and district leaders should plan for the administration of the Kindergarten Screen. However, the administration timeframe may be expanded.
At their August 2020 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) will discuss a waiver on the timeframe for administration and reporting window requirements set forth in 704 KAR 5:070, Common kindergarten entry screener, for the 2020-2021 school year.
The required Kindergarten Screener is currently available for district and schools to administer; however, this waiver would give districts and schools additional time and more flexibility when administering this exam to students and the reporting of results to KBE. Staff should follow current safety expectations and best practice guidelines when screening students. Virtual administration of the screener is neither recommended nor supported.
The KBE will likely offer guidance regarding the timeframe of administration for the screener following their discussion during their August board meeting. All updates will be published through the DAC Monday Email and K Screen Update communications. More information and the KBE decision on the waiver will be forthcoming.
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The 2020-2021 materials order window has closed. If materials are needed (for example, due to the addition of new kindergarten classrooms), contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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