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Title: GKIDS 2013-14 Pre-Administration Workshop


1
GKIDS 2013-14 Pre-Administration Workshop
  • Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing
    Skills

2
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.

3
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)

4
Assessing the GPS using Performance 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

5
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 states content
    standards as defined by the CCGPS in 2013-2014.

6
GKIDS Approaches to Learning Menu
Category Statement
Curiosity and Initiative a. Asks questions
Curiosity and Initiative b. Self selects activities and topics
Curiosity and Initiative c. Seeks help when needed
Creativity and Problem Solving a. Shows creativity by appropriately using materials in unique ways
Creativity and Problem Solving b. Displays imagination in storytelling, writing, drawing, play, songs, etc.
Creativity and Problem Solving c. Uses a variety of problem solving strategies
Attention, Engagement, and Persistence a. Pays attention
Attention, Engagement, and Persistence b. Demonstrates increasing task persistence
Attention, Engagement, and Persistence c. Displays motivation/enthusiasm for learning
Attention, Engagement, and Persistence d. Works independently
7
Personal and Social Development Menu
Category Statement
Personal Development/ Self Regulation a. Demonstrates self confidence/positive attitude
Personal Development/ Self Regulation b. Adjusts well to changes in routines and environments
Personal Development/ Self Regulation c. Expresses emotions and needs through appropriate words and actions
Social Development/ Classroom Interactions a. Treats others with respect in words and actions
Social Development/ Classroom Interactions b. Shows caring for others
Social Development/ Classroom Interactions c. Follows directions and school rules
Social Development/ Classroom Interactions d. Respects the property of others
Social Development/ Classroom Interactions e. Works cooperatively with others
8
Motor Skills Menu
Fine Motor Skills Gross Motor Skills Gross Motor Skills
Putting together puzzles using picture and shape cues Walk Throw a Ball
Buttoning shirts Run Catch a Ball
Zipping jackets Hop Kick a Stationary Ball
Building structures with blocks Skip Walk with a bean bag on head
Holding a pencil in a mature grasp Jump Chase
Drawing pictures and letters with pencils, pens, crayons, markers Gallop Dodge
Cutting simple shapes with scissors Slide Cross the Midline
9
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

10
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.

11
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.

12
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
    jgranade_at_uga.edu 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.

13
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.

14
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.

15
GKIDS Changes for 2013-14
  • https//gkids.tsars.uga.edu/start

16
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).

17
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.

18
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.

19
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.

20
Selecting Students from Pre-Populated School
List (not available until September 23, 2013)
Select option 3, Prepopulation Search
21
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
22
Adding New Students Manually (available when the
site goes online August 5, 2013)
Select Add New Student
23
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.

24
Enter Demographic Information
25
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

26
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 students new teacher can acquire the
    student ONLY after he/she is released.
  • If you enter a students information incorrectly
    when adding a new student, DO NOT remove the
    student from your roster
  • Click on EDIT PROFILE to the right of the
    students name to correct student information.

27
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 Students 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 hasnt 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.

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Acquire a Student
Go to Manage Students Click on option 2
Student Search
29
Acquire a Student
30
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 teachers choice.
  • Sample activities have been developed for each
    GPS standard by the advisory committee
  • Activities are included in the GKIDS
    Administration Manual

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Home Page
32
Entering Assessment Data Select Standard/Skill
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Entering Assessment Data Assign Ratings
34
Entering Assessment Data Set All Function
35
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.

36
GKIDS Dates for 2013-14
Date Event
August 5, 2013 GKIDS Website goes online teachers may add students manually to the GKIDS database.
Sept. 15, 2013 GKIDS Website goes offline to upload student demographic information from Pre-ID Cycle 1.
Sept. 23, 2013 GKIDS Website goes back online pre-population feature is available for selecting students from a class list.
May 9, 2014 Deadline for entering student assessment data.
June 13, 2014 GKIDS Website closes for the 2013-14 school year.
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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 schools
    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.

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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-As
    sessment/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/Fram
    eworks.

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GKIDS Contacts
  • Bobbie Bable
  • Georgia Department of Education
  • Assessment and Accountability
  • (404) 657-6168
  • BBable_at_doe.k12.ga.us
  • Jeremy Granade Candace Langford
  • Georgia Center for Assessment
  • (888) 392-8977
  • jgranade_at_uga.edu, clangfor_at_uga.edu

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