The KEI is an observation tool that kindergarten teachers can use at the beginning of the school year in order to learn students’ strengths and opportunities for growth across the five domains of school readiness, as well as an optional sixth domain for English learners. The KEI will create an individual learning profile for each student, which teachers can utilize to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of each student. The learning profile can also be shared with parents.
Please note: The KEI is not used for placement in programs or services and is administered once students are already placed in a classroom. Additionally, teachers will observe students during the normal course of their classroom routines and activities; it is not an additional task for students to complete.