A Statement From ISBE Regarding KIDS...
At its September 2015 board meeting, the Illinois State Board of Education approved a set of educational goals which included that, “All kindergartners are assessed for readiness”. ISBE is currently in the process of revising the implementation plan for the KIDS school readiness initiative to meet the state goal. The current proposal utilizes the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey reporting system to collect school readiness data on 14 measures for every kindergartner at the beginning of the school year. The 14 measures cut across multiple domains including Language and Literacy Development, Cognitive Math Development, Social Emotional Development and Approaches to Learning. The comprehensive KIDS instrument would still be available for use by school districts who choose to use it, or parts of it, within their comprehensive kindergarten assessment systems. Additional information will be provided to the field once the proposed school readiness plan is ready for the initiation of rulemaking.
Illinois KIDS Trainings for Kindergarten Teachers for the 2016/2017 School Year
The Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) implementation is entering its final year of training! The KIDS team invites teachers and administrators new to the assessment tool to register for one of the statewide trainings below. This training prepares teachers to observe, assess, document, and report on children’s development using the KIDS assessment instrument. Training dates/sites will be continuously updated. If you are interested in hosting a training, please contact Lynsay Alexander at 630-652-7420.
Register now for a KIDS implementation training near you!
Illinois KIDS Half-Day Administrator Trainings 2016/2017
The Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) has successfully been implemented in many kindergarten classrooms throughout the state of Illinois. If you have not attended a two day KIDS teacher training session, you are encouraged to sign up for an administrator's workshop. District Administrators, Building Principals and Assistant Principals are encouraged to attend a half-day workshop on this statewide kindergarten assessment. During this session, administrators will be introduced to the KIDS instrument through an overview of its structure, components and data reports. Understanding the training process, the resources available and the data reports from KIDS will enable administrators to support kindergarten teachers throughout the process of implementation.
Training dates/sites will be continuously updated. If you are interested in hosting a training, please contact Lynsay Alexander at 630-652-7420.
Register now for a KIDS Administrator Training near you!
Illinois KIDS School & District Level Coaches Training 2016/2017
The Illinois KIDS one-day coaching module is designed to provide the basics in individualized coaching feedback to teachers implementing the Kindergarten Individualized Development Survey (KIDS). This workshop is designed for both experienced and new teacher coaches, principals, assistant principals, district coaches, and others who have attended the two-day KIDS training and support the classroom implementation of the KIDS assessment.
The agenda will include interactive activities designed to provide instruction on:
- The Foundations of Coaching
- Coaching for Full Implementation of KIDS
- The Learning and Practicing of the Four Fast Steps of Coaching
- How to Individualize Coaching
- Five Different Coaching Messages
- Eight Varied Formats for Coaching
- Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in Coaching
This training is an exciting opportunity to explore data-driven instruction techniques and technology solutions for both teachers and coaches. The day will conclude with powerful strategies for dealing with challenging adult behaviors as well as problem solving for individual site issues.
Register now for a KIDS School & District Level Coaches Training near you!