New report recommends kindergarten readiness survey for Illinois
The Kindergarten Readiness Stakeholder Committee, convened by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Chris Koch, recently released its report for creating a statewide, research-based kindergarten assessment process.
The proposed Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) will help identify gaps in school readiness, guide classroom instruction and provide information for supporting decision-making about resource allocations.
Members representing a broad cross-section of educational, early childhood and philanthropic expertise contributed to the report and its accompanying recommendations. The KIDS report was generously funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.