About GKIDS Readiness Check
What is the GKIDS Readiness Check?
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), in collaboration with the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), has developed a kindergarten readiness check to enhance the existing Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS). The GKIDS Readiness Check measures twenty concepts and skills, determined to be the most essential by Georgia educators, in three areas, or domains:
Foundations of School Success, English Language Arts, and Mathematics.
The information gathered will help teachers plan instruction and will help families understand their child’s strengths and areas for growth. With the GKIDS Readiness Check, teachers will have information to share with families to work together so children can thrive in kindergarten and beyond. All kindergarteners enrolled in a Georgia public school will be assessed using the GKIDS Readiness Check beginning Fall 2017.
How will the GKIDS Readiness Check impact my child?
- 1 The GKIDS Readiness Check will take place during the first six weeks of kindergarten.
- 2 Teachers may administer activities at any time during this window by observing and working with children as they engage in regular classroom learning and routines.
- 3 Teachers will use the GKIDS Readiness Check to help understand and meet your child’s individual needs in all areas of development.
- 4 With the GKIDS Readiness Check, teachers will have information to share with families to work together so children can thrive in kindergarten and beyond.
The GaDOE would like to thank the following systems, schools, administrators and teachers for their generous support and participation in the GKIDs Readiness Check parent resource website project:
Cartersville City Schools – Cartersville Primary School
Principal Gina Bishop, Kindergarten Teachers Darya Barnes and Renee Dittmer
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools – Spencer Elementary
Principal Andrea Williams, Kindergarten Teacher Angela Cuyler-Hunter
White County Schools – Mossy Creek Elementary School
Principal Jennifer King, Kindergarten Teacher Bethann Fain
Cherokee County Schools – Liberty Elementary School
Principal Doug Knott, Kindergarten Teacher Danielle Kononen
Stephens County Schools – Big A Elementary
Principal Phyllis Carson, Kindergarten Teacher Jodi Plaisted
Houston County Schools– Perdue Primary School
Principal Leslie Shultz, Kindergarten Teacher Ginger Watkins