GKIDS (GA Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills)

  • The primary purpose of GKIDS 2.0 is to provide a progression-based formative assessment system so teachers can monitor development of kindergarten students based on the big ideas from the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). GKIDS 2.0 is a formative assessment that informs teaching and learning in real time and spans over the school year. Teachers administer a Readiness Check in the fall to determine student levels of readiness and then continue the assessment through the end of the school year. The assessment is designed to be developmentally appropriate, reflecting research-based best practices for young learners, and will provide information to inform progress in kindergarten as well as first grade readiness. GKIDS 2.0 is aligned to the state's mandated content standards in English language arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. There are also three non-academic domains that contribute to a student’s readiness for first grade (Approaches to Learning, Personal and Social Development, and Motor Skills).