ERIC Number: ED431809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kindergarten Initial Assessment Results, Fall 1997 and 1998. Measuring Up: E&R Report No. 99.22.
Baenen, Nancy; Bernholc, Alissa
In Wake County (North Carolina), kindergarten teachers assess all their entering students with the locally developed Kindergarten Initial Assessment, which includes: (1) an assessment of personal, social, language and literacy, physical, and mathematics skills; (2) an evaluation of print concepts; (3) a visual motor skill index; (4) the Draw-a-Person test; and (5) a screening system designed to help complete the assessment (not all schools). Assessment results indicate that most students entering the county's kindergartens have the skills teachers expect to see. Most children enter with strong readiness skills, but only 6% demonstrate all 41 target skills. Assessment results were similar for both years. Results suggest that Kindergarten Initial Assessment results should continue to be used primarily as a diagnostic tool for teachers and not as a way to assess relative needs across schools. The student record sheet for the assessment is attached. (Contains nine tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.