Readiness Assessment for Incoming Junior Kindergarten and Kindergartener students
St. Patrick Catholic School staff administers the Gesell developmental screening for all incoming junior kindergarten and kindergartner students before the start of the school year. Parents will be asked to schedule an appointment for the testing when students are pre-registered.
School readiness and placement decisions are based on multiple factors and after consultation with a variety of individuals including, but not limited to, parents, teachers, administrators, the school guidance counselor, and/or the learning support coordinator. It is recommended that students score at a developmental readiness level of 5.5 to start kindergarten. Parents will receive results in writing and if a question of school readiness for a child surfaces, parents will be asked to come in for a conference. Possible interventions, observations and alternatives may be discussed at this time.
For questions about the screening process, please contact our admissions coordinator, Peggy Boudreau, at 502-244-7083.