The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) invites school districts to volunteer to use the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen for the 2012-13 school year.
Starting in the 2013-14 school year, kindergarten classrooms in Kentucky’s public schools will use a readiness screener to ensure that all children receive the support they need to be successful in school. KDE has contracted with Curriculum Associates, LLC and will be using the BRIGANCE® Kindergarten Screen as the common kindergarten readiness screener.
There is no cost to school districts for materials to implement the screener; those are paid for by state funds.
Volunteer districts may choose to participate as an entire district or only volunteer specific schools. Volunteer districts will agree to comply with the expectations set forth in proposed state regulation 704 KAR 5:070, including the timeframe for implementing the screener no more than 15 calendar days prior to school starting and no later than the 30th instructional day of the 2012-13 school year. Read the full story