Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developmental Skills
The primary purpose of GKIDS is to provide ongoing diagnostic information about kindergarten students’ developing skills in English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Personal/Social Development, and Approaches to Learning. GKIDS will also provide a summary of student performance in English Language Arts and Mathematics at the end of the kindergarten school year. GKIDS should serve as one indicator of first grade readiness. GKIDS will serve both a formative and summative role in assessing kindergarten students.
What is Assessed?
ELA • Math • Social Studies (optional) • Science (optional)
Non-Academic Dimensions of Learning
Personal/Social Development • Approaches to Learning • Motor Skills (optional)
Assessing the Academic Standards using Performance Levels
Not Yet Demonstrated
Emerging • Progressing
Meets the Standard
Exceeds the Standard
Revisions to some suggested activities
Kindergarten Entry Profile (KEP) Pilot
Manually add students (available when the site went online on August 3), or
Select Students from School List (available on September 22, 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
What if one of my students is not on the 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.
Releasing Students & Editing Student Information
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
• 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
Quick Reference Guide for 2015-16
Sample Baseline Assessment
These resources are posted in the “Resource Box” on the GKIDS page of the GaDOE website. Go to:
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.
January, 2016 Mid-Year student data files posted to systems in MyGaDoe Portal
May 6, 2016 Deadline for teachers to enter student assessment data
May 10, 2016
Print student reports, put a copy in permanent records, give Dr. Hildebrand a copy
May 27, 2016 Send student report home
June 10, 2016 GKIDS Website closes for the 2015-16 school year