Readiness Assessment for Incoming Kindergarteners
St. Patrick School staff administers the Gesell Developmental Screening for all incoming kindergartners in February before the start of the following school year. Parents will be asked to schedule an appointment for the testing when students are pre-registered. Students that pre-register at a later date will be asked to schedule an appointment for the test at that time.
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 counselor, the special needs resource teacher, etc. It is recommended that students score at a developmental readiness level of 5 1/2. Parents will receive results in writing and if a question of school readiness for a child has surfaced, 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: