Before October 31, kindergarten teachers complete an assessment of each child’s developing skills in six areas: social-emotional, physical, cognitive, language, literacy and mathematics. They use an observational tool called Teaching Strategies GOLD® to assess what students know and can do.
As with any state assessment, a parent or guardian has the right to opt a child out of WaKIDS, following a district’s established policies and procedures.
See the OSPI Assessment web page to view the
Teaching Strategies GOLD® technical report and