ERIC Number: ED435455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Questions and Answers about the Utah Pre-Kindergarten Assessment and End-of-Level Kindergarten Assessment for 1998-99.
Lawrence, Barbara J.
The 1997 Utah Legislature mandated the development and administration of assessment of students' early reading and numeric skills so that these students' instructional needs might be better met. This document provides answers to several questions regarding Utah's pre-kindergarten and end-of-level kindergarten assessments. The questions include the following: (1) What are the Utah pre-kindergarten and end-of-level kindergarten assessments? (2) What are the security requirements? (3) What is the legal basis for these assessments? (4) What instruments are used for this program? (5) Does the pre-kindergarten assessment have to replace the assessment(s) the district has been using? (6) When are the assessments to be administered? (7) When and how should a child be exempted from taking these assessments? (8) What accommodations (other than primary language issues) are allowed for these assessments? (9) What is the role of parents in helping students acquire reading skills? (10) What constitutes the student's first Student Education Plan? (11) What is the district's obligation to commit Title I funds to assist in developing children's literacy skills? (12) What is the value of assessing kindergartners? (13) What are districts' and local boards' responsibilities in reviewing and using information provided by the assessments? and (14) Who is responsible for the assessments at the district level? (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah