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GKIDS 2013-14 Pre-Administration Workshop. G eorgia K indergarten I nventory of D eveloping S kills. GKIDS: Purpose.

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Gkids 2013 14 pre administration workshop

GKIDS 2013-14Pre-Administration Workshop

Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills


Gkids purpose
GKIDS: Purpose

  • Provides teachers with ongoing diagnostic information about kindergarten students’ developing skills in language arts, math, science, social studies, personal/social development, approaches to learning and motor skills.

  • Provides a summary of individual student performance at the end of the kindergarten school year as an indicator of first grade readiness.


What is assessed
What is Assessed?

GPS Content Areas

  • ELA

  • Math

  • Social Studies (optional)

  • Science (optional)

    Non-Academic Dimensions of Learning

  • Personal/Social Development

  • Approaches to Learning

  • Motor Skills (optional)


Assessing the gps using performance levels
Assessing the GPS usingPerformance Levels

ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science standards will be assessed using 2-5 performance levels for each element. The number of performance levels was determined by the GKIDS Advisory Committee and is based on the range of student performance that can be observed for each element.

Performance Levels

  • Not Yet Demonstrated

  • Emerging

  • Progressing

  • Meets the Standard

  • Exceeds the Standard


Transition to ccgps
Transition to CCGPS

During the 2012 – 2013 school year, Georgia transitioned to the CCGPS in ELA in grades K – 12 and in Mathematics in grades K – 9 (the transition continues into grade 10 in 2013-14).

GKIDS remains aligned to the state’s content standards as defined by the CCGPS in 2013-2014.





Data entry and reporting website
Data Entry and Reporting Website

Web-based electronic data entry and reporting system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: https://gkids.tsars.uga.edu/start

Allows teachers to enter and manage data throughout the school year.

Teacher can enter data by student or by element for the entire class.

Teachers can generate student or class reports at any time during the year (on-screen and pdf options).

Instructional planning

Report cards, Progress Reports, and SST

Parent conferences


Login and passwords
Login and Passwords

  • All system coordinator, school coordinator and teacher information in the website from the 2012-13 school year will remain intact unless requested otherwise by systems.

  • School Coordinators should assign login names and passwords to new teachers at the beginning of the school year.

  • System Coordinators should assign login names and passwords to new school coordinators at the beginning of the school year.

  • If you are a new system test coordinator, please contact GCA or DOE for assistance.

  • Contact GCA if you have moved to a new school/system from last year.


System test coordinator responsibilities
System Test Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Your main role is to manage user accounts for school test coordinators at each school in your system that has Kindergarten teachers.

  • During the school year, you will be able to view system, school and class reports and search for reports on individual students.

  • Login names and passwords from 2012-13 are still valid unless requested otherwise by systems.

  • New system coordinators should contact GCA or DOE to receive a login and password.

  • System Test Coordinators are responsible for making certain that schools in the system meet the reporting deadlines.


New schools for 2013 14
New Schools for 2013-14

  • If your system has a new school for the 2013-14 school year, please provide the school name and school code to GCA by August 30 so that we can add the school to the GKIDS database. Please contact Jeremy Granade at (888) 392-8977; [email protected] to provide this information.

  • New schools need to be added to the database before the pre-populated school lists are uploaded in September. If a new school is not added to the database prior to September, the pre-population feature will not be available for that school. Please notify GCA of any new schools as soon as possible.


School test coordinator responsibilities
School Test Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Your main role is to manage user accounts for the teachers at your school.

  • Login names and passwords from 2012-13 are still valid unless requested otherwise by systems.

  • During the school year, you will be able to view school and class reports and search for reports on individual students.

  • Be prepared to answer questions for the school about navigating the GKIDS Data Entry and Reporting website.

  • School Test Coordinators are responsible for making certain that teachers meet the reporting deadlines.


Teacher responsibilities
Teacher Responsibilities

  • Add your students to the database.

    • Manually add students (available when the site goes online on August 5.), or

    • Select Students from School List (available on September 23, after student data from pre-ID Cycle 1 is uploaded)

  • Enter student data in the required domains.

    • English Language Arts, Math, Approaches to Learning, and Personal/Social Development

  • Remove students from your class list if they move to a new school.

  • Generate student and class reports throughout the year as needed.


Gkids changes for 2013 14

GKIDS Changes for 2013-14

https://gkids.tsars.uga.edu/start


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GKIDS Changes for 2013-14

  • The Performance Level Descriptions for two ELA Standards have been revised.

    • ELACCKL6 has been combined with ELACCKL4-a (see page 57 of the Administration Manual)

    • ELACCKL5-d has been combined with ELACCKL5-b (see page 60 of the Administration Manual).


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GKIDS Changes for 2013-14

  • There are now two ways for teachers to add students to their class lists.

    • Enter students manually. This can be done at any time during the school year, beginning on August 5, 2013.

    • Select students from a Pre-populated School List. After Pre-ID Cycle 1, GCA will upload student demographic information in September. The GKIDS site will be down from September 15-23 while the student information is uploaded.

    • On September 23, the website will be back online, and teachers may select their students from a school list if they have not already added their students manually.

    • Note: if teachers wish to start assessing students at the beginning of the school year, before September 23, they must manually enter their students into the GKIDS website.


District responsibilities
District Responsibilities

  • Districts should decide whether their teachers will manually add students at the beginning of the year or wait until September 23 to select students from the pre-populated school list.

    • If desired, this decision can be made at the school level. However, all teachers in a school should use the same method for entering students.

    • If desired, it is possible for some schools in a district to manually add students beginning August 5, while other schools in the same district wait until September 23 to use the pre-population feature.

    • Students that are entered into GKIDS manually by teachers will not appear on the pre-populated school lists when they become available on September 23.


Two options for adding students to the gkids database
Two Options for Adding Students to the GKIDS Database

  • 1. Manually Adding Students

    • Available when the GKIDS website goes online on August 5.

    • Same procedures as previous years.

  • 2. Selecting Students from a Pre-populated School List

    • Available September 23, after Pre-ID Cycle I.

    • Students entered manually prior to September 23 will not appear on the school lists.


Selecting students from pre populated school list not available until september 23 2013
Selecting Students from Pre-Populated School List(not available until September 23, 2013)

Select option 3, “Prepopulation Search”


Select students from school list
Select Students from School List

Click the boxes to the left of the student names for all of your students.

Then click “submit” at the bottom of the page


Adding new students manually available when the site goes online august 5 2013
Adding New Students Manually(available when the site goes online August 5, 2013)

Select “Add

New Student”


What if one of my students is not on the school list
What if one of my students is not on the school list?

  • Any student who was entered manually prior to September 23 will not appear on the pre-populated school list.

  • If one of your students is not on the school list, go to “manage students” and select option 2, “student search” to see if the student has already been entered.

  • If the student is not already in the GKIDS database, you can manually enter the student.



Src categories
SRC Categories

  • Note that SRC Codes 1-12 and 15 are listed in the first box; and codes 13, 14, and 16-19 are listed in the box below.

  • The category names for codes 1-3 have been changed to clarify which students should be assigned those codes:

    • 1: Visual Impairment or Blind

    • 2: Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    • 3: Deaf and Blind


Releasing students editing student information
Releasing Students &Editing Student Information

  • Use the “Remove from Roster” link to release a student who transfers out of your class.

    • This does not delete the student from the GKIDS database; it simply takes the student off your class list.

    • The new student’s new teacher can acquire the student ONLY after he/she is released.

  • If you enter a student’s information incorrectly when adding a new student, DO NOT remove the student from your roster

  • Click on “EDIT PROFILE” to the right of the student’s name to correct student information.


Use student search to acquire students
Use Student Search to Acquire Students

  • If a student has transferred to your class, use the “STUDENT SEARCH” option to search for and acquire the student.

    • Go to Manage Students

    • Select option # 2 – Student Search

    • Enter the Student’s Name or GTID# and click search.

    • Click the “acquire link” that appears to the right of the name.

    • If there is no link, then the student hasn’t been released and you need to contact the school to ask them to release the student.

  • DO NOT use the “ADD NEW STUDENT” function to acquire a transfer student. Once a student is in the database, you cannot add him/her again as a new student.

    • the error message “stunum taken,” means that the GTID# has already been entered in the database.


Acquire a student
Acquire a Student

Go to “Manage Students”

Click on option # 2 – Student Search



Format and activity options
Format and Activity Options

Activities Options

  • Teacher may assess by observing student performance during the course of regular classroom instruction or by an assessment activity of the teacher’s choice.

    • Sample activities have been developed for each GPS standard by the advisory committee

    • Activities are included in the GKIDS Administration Manual






End of the year reports
End-of-the-Year Reports

Teachers may select one of the individual student reports from the GKIDS website to use as the end-of-the-year report.

Strand Level

Standard Level

Element Level

Class, school, and system reports are also available on the GKIDS website.

GCA will generate system, and state summary reports.



Gnets facilities
GNETS Facilities

  • If you are a teacher at a GNETS Facility, please use the following procedures to ensure that any student assessed is included in the home school’s data summary:

    • Assess the student throughout the school year.

    • Before the end of the year deadline, release the student from your class list.

  • The school coordinator at the home school should do the following:

    • Create a teacher account with the username: gnets(school name)

    • Log in using that teacher login

    • Use the student search function to acquire the student to that teacher's list. This will place the student at the correct school for reporting purposes.


Gkids resources
GKIDS Resources

  • 2013-14 GKIDS Administration Manual

  • Quick Reference Guide for 2013-14

  • Parent Brochure

  • Sample Baseline Assessment

    • These resources are posted in the “Resource Box” on the GKIDS page of the GaDOE website. Go to http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/default.aspx and click on “Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS)” at the bottom of the page.

  • For instructional support, you may browse the GaDOE frameworks at: www.georgiastandards.org/Frameworks.


Gkids contacts
GKIDS Contacts

Bobbie Bable

Georgia Department of Education

Assessment and Accountability

(404) 657-6168

[email protected]

Jeremy Granade & Candace Langford

Georgia Center for Assessment

(888) 392-8977

[email protected], [email protected]



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