The kindergarten screening includes an authentic assessment in the form of a children's storybook which measures progress in the four key principles of early literacy: comprehension, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle and concepts about print.
The Armstrong School District conducts a screening program in the month of April for all children entering kindergarten according to the districts age of entry. This voluntary session occurs after the child is officially registered to attend kindergarten in his/her home school. Registration occurs in February. Parents/guardians register their child for the screening during the kindergarten registration.
During the screening, each child completes a series of tasks at various stations that focus on visual, auditory, and motor areas. In addition, language and other cognitive areas are assessed. Classroom teachers, physical education teachers, reading specialists, nurses, and speech clinicians administer the screening program. Information gathered during the screening is used to enable our staff to create classroom environments that help children grow and learn.
After the screening, parents/guardians receive a summary of the results. If the results show that your child may benefit from support in any of the areas assessed at the kindergarten screening, a summer program and Extended Day Kindergarten opportunity will be offered to you and your child.
Last Modified on November 26, 2008