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Upcoming Events, Trainings and Recognition

Reminder: Live ASQ training, support opportunities available

Several resources are available to support schools in engaging with the families of incoming kindergarteners to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2).  

All schools accredited by the Kansas State Board of Education must administer both the ASQ-3 and the ASQ: SE-2 to incoming kindergarten students by Sept. 20, 2023. All data must be entered into ASQ Online by Oct. 10, 2023.

Brookes Publishing hosts an ASQ Online Q&A Session from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday to answer questions about using ASQ Online. Register here for the Brookes Publishing ASQ Online Weekly Q&A Webinar.

Note that these ASQ Online Q&A sessions are available for all ASQ Online users nationwide and are not hosted by KSDE staff members. Email questions specific to Kansas requirements and the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot to kansasicc@ksde.org.

Live ASQ training and support opportunities

Friday, July 28: KSDE will host a Zoom meeting to review the steps schools can take to prepare for a successful Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot. Click here to register for the Get Ready for the 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Zoom (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 28).

Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Wednesday, Aug. 2: Amanda Petersen, KSDE director of Early Childhood, will be attending the NKESC Admin Council in Oakley and the SWP Superintendents Council in Sublette. She will be available to troubleshoot ASQ Online issues.

Thursday, Aug. 10: The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) will present the live virtual course “Introduction to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)”. The training is designed to provide any professional working with children birth through kindergarten with a solid understanding of what the ASQ is and how to partner with families to complete developmental screenings. The training incorporates family studies, role-playing and practice with evaluation and scoring. Participants will also learn how to discuss screening results, next steps, and referrals to community resources with families. This training is from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here to register for the Aug. 10 “Introduction to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)” training.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 11: KSDE will host a weekly “ASQ Tips and Questions Session” each Friday from noon to 1 p.m. KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions and help with the ASQ. Visit the KSDE TASN Calendar at ksdetasn.org/events to register. This series will conclude Friday, Sept. 29.

Thursday, Sept. 7: KPIRC and KSDE will present a second offering of the live virtual course “Introduction to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ).” This training is from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here to register for the Sept. 7 “Introduction to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)” training.

Sept. 12-14: The 2023 Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports and Alignment Symposium will include a breakout session “Using ASQ Data to Support and Drive Instruction for Students.” This session will walk participants through the process of accessing the reports, how to interpret the data and resources available to address concerns that may arise. Click here to register for the 2023 Kansas MTSS Symposium.

Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Newsletter

All Kansas school ASQ Online users will receive a series of five newsletters in August and September with quick Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot tips and resources. All users with ASQ Online accounts connected with the state Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot initiative will receive these updates. Others can visit https://agesandstages.com/ks/newsletter-sign-up/ to sign up. Emails will come from earlylearning@ksde.org beginning Aug. 2.

Who do you contact for questions?

For simple questions related to the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot (for example, resetting a password to ASQ Online), contact Brookes Publishing Technical Support or call 1-866-404-9853.  

For more specific questions (for example, setting up ASQ Online Family Access links), contact the Brookes Implementation Team at implementation@brookespublishing.com.  

PreK-12 school staff members with questions for KSDE can email kansasicc@ksde.org.

Posted: Jul 27, 2023,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush
Tags: ASQ

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