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ERIC Number: ED539435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-KIDS: Pre-Kindergarten Inventory of Demonstrated Skills
Center for Innovation in Assessment (NJ1)
The Pre-Kindergarten Inventory of Demonstrated Skills (Pre-KIDS) is designed to be used before the school year begins so that teachers and staff can obtain information about incoming kindergarten students. This information is intended to give teachers insight about what skills a student may or may not have before entering their classrooms. This information can aid teachers in planning instruction that will meet the needs of each student. Pre-KIDS is designed to be given in a short amount of time to provide a simple snapshot of a student. Pre-KIDS is a first step in a relationship between the student and school. As a student enters Kindergarten, daily interactions will allow the teacher to learn even more about the student in order to tailor instruction appropriately. Pre-KIDS addresses skills based on the "Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5" and "Indiana's Academic Standards--Kindergarten." The inventory covers skills in: (1) Oral language; (2) Letter knowledge; (3) Phonemic awareness; (4) Fine motor; (5) Visual and auditory memory; and (6) Number sense and other math concepts.
Center for Innovation in Assessment. Smith Research Center, Indiana University, 2805 East 10th Street Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Tel: 800-377-1409; Tel: 812-855-1236; Fax: 812-855-4220; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana University, Center for Innovation in Assessment
Identifiers - Location: Indiana