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Ensuring success after completing Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot

This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Online users received the third installment of Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot News and Updates, a five-part guide to a successful start to the kindergarten year.  

Each edition provides resources to guide Kansas educators through each step of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) screening process. If you are not a Kansas ASQ Online user, you can visit agesandstages.com/ks to sign up for these emails and to view past newsletters. Remember: the KSDEweekly article Ensure your school is ready for the 2023-2024 Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot includes key dates and helpful tips as you prepare for the coming school year. 

Resources shared this week include: 

Families completing questionnaires is just the first step in a successful Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot - the way that you follow up to discuss results creates a great opportunity for your school to build and strengthen relationships with families. We hope that these tips and resources help you think about the ways you can partner with families so that they are ready for the kindergarten year ahead. 

When families take the time to share this information, following up in a timely way helps show that you value their time and input. Turning on Family Access Alerts (in ASQ Online under My Profile/My Alerts) can help you make sure that you don’t miss any Family Access screenings submitted throughout the year. 

We are glad to support you in this work. The KSDEweekly article “Trainings, resources available to support 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot” summarizes these opportunities, including the ASQ Tips and Questions Session that takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. If you or others are new to the ASQ, the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) and KSDE are offering another Introduction to ASQ training from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 7.  

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Stacy Clarke at kansasicc@ksde.org and Amanda Petersen at apetersen@ksde.org if you need assistance from KSDE. 

Posted: Aug 31, 2023,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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