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  • The KIDStech Fall 2018 rating period will remain open until 6 p.m. CST, Monday, November 19, 2018. At that point, the Fall 2018 Rating Period will officially be closed to any further data entry.​​
KIDS: Kindergarten Individual Development Survey

The Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) is an observational tool designed to help teachers, administrators, families and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten.  KIDS is core to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) goal that every child in Illinois deserves to attend a school wherein all kindergarteners are assessed for readiness.  Kindergarten teachers statewide began using KIDS in Fall 2017. The statewide implementation followed five years of piloting with select districts. KIDS deepens our collective understanding of the importance of investing in early learning for all students to get a strong start. 

KIDS focuses on the knowledge, skills, and behaviors across four key domains that most impact long-term student success. The domains are: Approaches to Learning and Self-Regulation; Social and Emotional Development; Language and Literacy Development; and Cognition: Math.

2018 Mastering KIDS Summit

The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to the 2018 Mastering KIDS Summit:
Thursday, December 13
Wyndham Springfield City Center
700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL

Join fellow kindergarten teachers, district KIDS contacts, and partners for a day of learning and sharing best practices on implementation of KIDS.

 KIDS Data Release - Fall 2017

​​The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today released the first-ever statewide snapshot of kindergarten readiness in Illinois. The data cap off the first year of the state’s bold effort to collect readiness data for all kindergarteners in the state.

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