Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)
The Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)
is administered to assess the readiness of each child for kindergarten. The FLKRS includes a subset of the Early Childhood Observation System™ (ECHOS™) and the first two measures of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills™ (DIBELS™) for kindergarten (Letter Naming Fluency and Initial Sound Fluency) to gather information on a child’s development in emergent literacy.
2007 Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) Teacher
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) State Report of District Results Fall 2006
Legislative Authority and Purpose
- Section 1002.69(1), Florida Statutes, (F.S.) directed the Florida Department of Education to establish a kindergarten readiness screening based upon Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Standards.
- Section 1002.69(1), F.S., also specifies that the Department of Education shall require each public school to administer a kindergarten readiness screening to all kindergarten students in the school district within the first 30 school days of each school year. Additionally, each parent who enrolls his or her child in the VPK Education Program in the previous school year must voluntarily submit the child for the FLKRS, regardless of whether the child is admitted to kindergarten in a public or non-public school.
- Section 1002.69(4), F.S., also requires each school district to designate sites for administering the FLKRS for VPK Education Program participants who will be attending kindergarten in a non-public school