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Children’s Knowledge and Skills at Kindergarten Entry in Illinois (Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference)

This conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. REL Midwest will post an update on this page if an opportunity is provided to share this presentation virtually in the future.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference
Virtual Poster Session


Visit this poster session to learn more about the REL Midwest study of children’s knowledge and skills at kindergarten entry in Illinois. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) required all kindergarten teachers to use a kindergarten entry assessment called the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey starting in fall 2017. Because of the potential influence of the results of the assessment in the classroom and on education policy, stakeholders wanted more information on the patterns in the data, and teachers’ and principals’ experience administering it.

Partnership: Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance

Speaker: Jill Bowdon, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest