BRIGANCE Early Childhood Kindergarten Screen III:

Kentucky's Common Kindergarten Entry Screener, the BRIGANCE Early Childhood Kindergarten Screen III, provides a quick and accurate assessment of a child's development in five areas: Academic/Cognitive, Language Development, Physical Development, Self-Help and Social-Emotional Development. The purpose of conducting the BRIGANCE Screen is to measure a child's readiness as he or she enters school. The purpose is not to identify whether a student may be an English learner or to determine the child's levels of English language proficiency. Kentucky uses the ACCESS for ELL assessment to measure English Acquisition and proficiency. The BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen has been selected by the Kentucky Department of Education as Kentucky's new common kindergarten readiness screener which consists of 12 basic assessments and can be easily administered by teachers in approximately 10-15 minutes per child. This assessment is administered before the start of school or within the first month of school.

"Kentucky Department of Education." : Common Kindergarten Entry Screener. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.

SNAP - Student Numeracy Assessment Progressions

SNAP is most appropriate for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. The SNAP interview-style assessment provides teachers with immediate data that indicates a child’s development along six progressions.

  • Forward Number Sequences
  • Backward Number Sequences
  • Numeral Identification
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Finger Patterns
  • Spatial Patterns

SNAP features the use of a folder for documenting individual growth in numeracy. Developmental continuums with anchor points are identified on the folder allowing teachers to create a cumulative record of each child’s growth. A class profile is then created resulting in effective instructional planning.

The class profile provides classroom teachers with a visual summary of the range of development in the classroom for any given aspect covered in the assessment. Multiple administrations or annotations can be recorded on the same sheet to track progress.

"Math Recovery®." US Council. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.

DRA—Developmental Reading Assessment
DRA—Developmental Reading Assessment is a standardized reading test used to determine a student’s instructional level in reading. The DRA is administered individually to students by teachers. Students read a selection (or selections) and then retell what they have read to the examiner. As the levels increase, so does the difficulty level for each selection. The DRA is administered to all students in Gr.1-3. The teachers use DRA results, along with other assessments, to determine whether students are reading on, above, or below grade level. By knowing student DRA levels, teachers can plan for small group, guided reading instruction, including targeted interventions and supplemental support. Teachers select materials that match students’ instructional levels and provide appropriate instruction to challenge them.

"Developmental Reading Assessment®, 2nd Edition PLUS (DRA2+)." N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.