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Using the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot to promote students’ development

This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Online users received the fourth 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. 

Sept. 20 is the deadline to partner with families of kindergarten students to complete both the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3), and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2). All data (including pending Family Access screenings and finalized manual screenings) is due in the ASQ Online system by Oct. 10.  

Resources shared this week include:  

As we approach the end of the 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Window, this is a good time to reflect on your strategies to engage families as students begin kindergarten. What worked well this year? Where might you focus in the future? If you have any families who have not yet completed both the ASQ-3 and the ASQ:SE-2, you have until Wednesday, Sept. 20, for families to complete questionnaires. 

All data (including pending Family Access screenings and finalized manual screenings) is due in the ASQ Online system by Oct. 10. Once data is finalized in the ASQ Online system, it is submitted for the year – you do not have an additional data upload. KSDE will compare data from ASQ Online with your Sept. 20 Count Day enrollment to calculate Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot participation rates. 

This newsletter includes excellent strategies to support young children’s development. As you consider your district’s data, you might think about opportunities to reach families of young children before they complete the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot. Kindergarten-ready communities develop strong partnerships to reach young children and their families early and share strategies to promote early learning and growth. 

If you have questions as you finalize data for the year, the KSDEweekly article “Trainings, resources available to support 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot” summarizes available supports. 

KSDE is hosting an ASQ Tips and Questions Session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. 

If you or others are new to the ASQ, the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) will be offering additional Introduction to ASQ training sessions in October and November. Visit https://www.ksdetasn.org/events/ to register. 

Contact Amanda Petersen (apetersen@ksde.org) and Stacy Clarke (kansasicc@ksde.org) with ASQ questions or requests for assistance. 

Posted: Sep 14, 2023,
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Author: Ann Bush

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