To advance kindergarten readiness, all Kansas elementary schools are required to partner with families to better understand incoming kindergarten students’ development. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) provide a snapshot of children’s developmental milestones. As caregivers know their children best, they complete both questionnaires.
All children are ready to enter kindergarten when they meet the age requirement of five years old on or before August 31 of their kindergarten year. The snapshot data helps teachers ensure their kindergarten classrooms are ready to support the social, emotional, and academic success of each student. Visit https://agesandstages.com/ks/ for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), guides and “how-to” videos on how to implement ASQ.
Since districts first implemented the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot statewide in Fall 2018, KSDE has gathered feedback on how to best use this tool to improve kindergarten readiness. Last year KSDE received positive feedback around offering the flexibility to begin partnering with families of incoming kindergarten students to complete the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot (ASQ) in the springtime prior to children entering kindergarten.
For the 2022-23 school year, districts may submit this short survey if they would like to begin administering the ASQ to incoming kindergarteners (for the purposes of the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot) beginning April 1, 2022. Please contact Jordan Christian (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to begin prior to April 1. For districts that do not submit the short survey linked above, the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot window will open July 1. All schools must administer the ASQ to incoming kindergarten students by Sept. 20 and all data (including pending Family Access screenings) must be entered into ASQ Online by Oct. 10, 2022.
Districts must agree to the following in order to begin administering the ASQ to incoming kindergarteners (for the purposes of the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot) beginning April 1st:
If your district agrees to comply with these criteria to begin administering the 2022 Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot in the springtime, click here to apply. Contact Jordan Christian (email@example.com) with any questions.
Additional helpful resources:
Tech Support for ASQ Online: 1-866-404-9853 and email: https://www.asqonline.com/support
PreK-12 school staff with questions for KSDE can email Jordan Christian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early childhood care and education providers with questions about statewide expansion can email Erica Figueroa: email@example.com
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Early Childhood Director
Early Childhood / Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
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Early Childhood /State Preschool Programs Consultant
Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services
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KSDE Early Childhood Team Fact Sheet (PDF) updated 2019
Kindergarten Readiness Resources Fact Sheet (PDF) updated 2021
Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Fact Sheet (PDF) updated 2021
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Kansas Early Learning Standards Toolkit (External Link)
2019 Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood(PDF)
Kansas Prekindergarten Guide (PDF)
Kansas Quality Network (External Link)
Kansas Full Day Kindergarten Guide (PDF)
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