The Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment Project

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kindergartenThere is a project underway to develop a kindergarten entry assessment for Texas. As reported on the webpage for this effort, the overall goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive screening assessment which can be reliably administered by kindergarten teachers and is a valid predictor of academic success. 

Ultimately, the assessment will be available for free to all public schools throughout the state. This assessment will be designed to encompass multiple aspects of child development in order to better inform kindergarten teachers about the children in their classes and help them to design more appropriate learning opportunities.  

This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and involves collaboration between The Texas Education Agency and the Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) Project is inviting you to visit their website to learn more about this project and to get involved in the development of this assessment. For information, visit www.texaskea.org.

Kelley Estes-Jones

Kelley Estes-Jones

I am Kelley Estes-Jones, an educator with a special interest in helping young children with and without disabilities, their families, and their educational teams build a solid foundation for future learning and overall success. With a strong foundation built upon developmentally appropriate practices, each child has the opportunity rise to a highly successful future within an inclusive environment. As a consultant on the Preschool Services Team at Region 10 Education Service Center, I am realizing my dream of keeping an eye on preschool and helping children, educators, and families build our future.

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