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    Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 2.0 (GKIDS 2.0)

    GKIDS 2.0 is a progression-based formative assessment, integrated into classroom work, that is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). GKIDS 2.0 is organized around big ideas and learning progressions

     

    • ​A big idea describes the integration of concepts and skills from the kindergarten standards that are most important for success in first grade. 
    • learning progression shows where the student is in the learning continuum of content and reasoning development regarding the big idea from the GSE.
      • Learning progressions provide the big picture of what is to be learned across the year, relate increased reasoning of standards within the grade and across grades, and support instructional planning. 

    GKIDS 2.0 provides teachers with one source of real-time information to adjust instruction, by identifying what a student already knows, what the student needs next, and by allowing the teacher to monitor growth. 

     

    A summary of the big ideas and learning progressions is provided below. 

    English Language Arts

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will understand the relationship between letters and sounds and recognize high-frequency words with speed and accuracy. 

    • ​Progression: Phonemic Awareness
    • Progression: Phonics
    • Progression: High Frequency Words​

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will independently read grade-level texts of different genres with accuracy and demonstrate comprehension by answering text-dependent questions. 

    • Progression: Comprehension

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will independently write more than one complete thought on a single topic, using phonetic spelling and key print conventions. 

    • Progression: Conventions of Writing
    • Progression: Spelling
    • Progression: Communication of Ideas

     

    Mathematics

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will model real world problems by composing 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. 

    • Progression: Shapes

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will count using multiple strategies. 

    • Progression: Counting - Number
    • Progression: Counting - Objects

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will apply multiple strategies to solve real world problems using addition and subtraction. 

    • Progression: Addition and Subtraction

     

    Science (optional)

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate an understanding of basic physical science concepts.

    • Progression: Physical Attributes
    • Progression: Motion

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate an understanding of basic life science concepts.

    • Progression: Organisms & Non-living Objects

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate an understanding of basic earth and space science concepts.

    • Progression: Time Patterns
    • Progression: Earth Materials

     

    Social Studies (optional)

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate an understanding of basic historical concepts.

    • Progression: Historical Understandings

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts of geography.

    • Progression: Geographic Understandings

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate an understanding of good citizenship.

    • Progression: Civic Understandings

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts.

    • Progression: Economic Understandings

     

    Approaches to Learning

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate behaviors used to acquire new knowledge and skills and engage in the learning process.

    • Progression: Curiosity and Initiative
    • Progression: Creativity and Problem-Solving
    • Progression: Attention, Engagement, and Persistence

     

    Personal and Social Development

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate skills and behaviors used for self-regulation and interactions with others.

    • Progression: Personal Development and Self-Regulation
    • Progression: Social Development/Classroom Interactions

     

    Motor Skills (optional)

    Big Idea: A kindergarten student will demonstrate age-appropriate fine and gross motor skills.

    • Progression: Fine Motor Skills
    • Progression: Gross Motor Skills