Kansas Kindergarten Readiness

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Welcome to the Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot

Partnering with families to better understand children’s development supports kindergarten readiness. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires® provide a snapshot of children’s developmental milestones. All Kansas elementary schools use this tool to engage with families and prepare for the start of kindergarten. In 2021, more Kansas early childhood care and education providers will have the opportunity to access this tool. This resource page serves as a communication hub for administrators, trainers, and school staff involved in the state-wide implementation of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 as the Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot.

Visit often to register for upcoming Q&As, view recorded support modules and videos, and download the initiative resources to help you use the ASQ tools.

Learn more about the Kansas Kindergarten Readiness initiative and Help Me Grow Kansas. PreK-12 school staff with questions about this initiative can email Jordan Christian (jchristian@ksde.org) with questions. Early childhood care and education providers with questions about statewide expansion can email Erica Figueroa (erica.l.figueroa34@ku.edu).


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Quick Reference Guides

These quick reference guides provide instructions to help you get up and running quickly with ASQ Online, the web-based screening management system that will be used to collect and report ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 questionnaire data. These how-to manuals offer easy-to-follow visual walkthroughs of every key ASQ Online process, featuring dozens of helpful screenshots and practical tips for users. Download the version that meets your needs!

 

Quick Reference Guide for Account Administrators (PDF)

 

Quick Reference Guide for Administrators (PDF)

 

Quick Reference Guide for Teachers (PDF)

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Initiative Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the use of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 as the Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Tool through these FAQs.

Read the FAQs.

Message for Parents and Caregivers

A welcome letter from Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, that you can share with parents and caregivers.

Download the letter in English (PDF)

Download the letter in English (DOCX)

Download the letter in Spanish (PDF)

Download the letter in Spanish (DOCX)

ASQ Online Support Modules

Watch these 25 to 40-minute recorded webinars for in-depth instruction on getting started with ASQ Online.

Access the modules.

“How-to” Videos

Watch these short, handy 5-minute videos to see key features and functions of the ASQ Online system.

Watch the videos.

Live Q&A Sessions

Join us for live Q&A sessions and ask your questions about ASQ-3, ASQ:SE-2, and ASQ Online. Or watch recorded sessions whenever it is convenient for you.

Register for the Q&A sessions.

Downloads and Resources

 

Introductory Resources

 

Implementation Checklist and Guide

The Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Implementation Checklist and Guide walks your program through the necessary steps and provides links to key resources to help you prepare for the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot initiative.

 

Data Import

Use the import quick reference guide and the sample import files to assist you with importing Child and Caregiver Data, Program Data, and/or Program Administrator Data into ASQ Online.

 

Sample Text

Sample Text to use for your ASQ-3 Family Access Web Page or ASQ:SE-2 Family Access Web Page.

 

Additional Resources

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ASQ Resource Library

This searchable Resource Library has free tip sheets, infographics, parent handouts, activities, and articles on implementing ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2.

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ASQ Age & Adjusted Score Calculator

Use the popular ASQ Calculator! Choose the right questionnaire every time and adjust scores for omitted questionnaire items.

Use the online calculator.

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Screening & Assessment in Early Childhood Settings

There can be some confusion about the difference between screening and assessment in early childhood settings. This infographic helps illustrate key characteristics for each type of tool.

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Developmental Screening Toolkit

Download this toolkit, filled with free resources to help programs successfully implement ASQ-3. This toolkit includes tips for screening with ASQ-3, engaging with families, and boosting child development.

Download the toolkit (PDF)

Social-Emotional Screening Toolkit

Download this toolkit, filled with free resources to help programs successfully implement ASQ:SE-2. This toolkit includes tips for screening with ASQ:SE-2, engaging with families, and encouraging social-emotional development.

Download the toolkit (PDF)

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    What ASQ Users are Saying

    ASQ-3 has helped make our staff and our families more aware of developmentally appropriate growth and development. The resources that come with the ASQ-3 have been instrumental for parents to provide school readiness activities at home and to understand the objectives that we cover in our plans.”

    Jessica Trail, Head of Faculty & Administration, The Young School