Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI)

It is critical to learn as much about our students as possible, as early as possible. Getting a sense of where students are at the beginning of their kindergarten year will help us meet their needs sooner and allow us to support them in personalized ways on their path to success.

The Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI) is designed to support kindergarten teachers in ensuring that all students’ learning needs are being met so that they can thrive in kindergarten and beyond. The KEI is a developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned observation tool that provides a process and method for teachers to gather important information about students’ skills, knowledge, and competencies at the beginning of kindergarten.

The KEI will create an individual profile for each child and provide teachers with information about what students know, and are able to do, in order to inform strong differentiated instruction that meets the needs of all learners.

Contact Information

Parents:

Please contact Laura.C.Atkins@tn.gov or (615) 532-4722.

Teachers:

Please contact the WestEd main office at tnkei@wested.org or (844) 434-9986.