The CPCSC Kindergarten Pre-screening is designed to encourage school success for all students. This screening is administered in the spring prior to the student’s kindergarten year and consists of a number of developmental tasks designed to determine possible areas of concern and/or strengths your child may demonstrate in kindergarten. The purpose of the assessment is to provide the classroom teacher, as well as the parent, with information needed to give your child successful learning experiences. The tasks assess five important skill areas which need to be developed before children can be expected to master reading and writing.
- Gross Motor- the area pertaining to the ability to perform muscle movement of the arms, legs, and total body.
- Fine Motor- the area pertaining to the ability to perform muscle movement with hands and/or fingers.
- Visual-the area pertaining to what is learned through the eyes: the ability to see differences in things, to coordinate eye-hand tasks, and to sequentially recall what has been seen.
- Auditory-the area pertaining to what is learned through the ears: the ability to hear differences in sounds, to understand the meaning of sound and sequentially recall what has been heard.
- Language-the area pertaining to the ability to understand and express verbal and non-verbal communication.
In addition, students will be administered the Developmental Reading Assessment. The components of this assessment will provide information on each child’s current ability to
- distinguish pictured rhyming words,
- distinguish initial sounds of rhyming words,
- isolate the initial sound of a word,
- understand words used to talk about printed language concepts,
- recognize capital letters,
- recognize lower case letters,
- segment sentences into words,
- recognize high frequency words, and
Shortly after the screening, information concerning your child’s performance will be mailed to you. This information will also contain suggestions or activities to work on this summer. If you have any questions or concerns about the information you may call your building principal.