Kentucky Kindergartners to Undergo Non-Entrance Screening Exams Starting this Year

Aug 22, 2013

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the Commonwealth's kindergartners will be tested for education readiness for the first time this year.  

It's part of a statewide assessment for entering school. The Brigance Kindergarten Screener measures preparedness, indicating trends and individual needs to early education teachers. 

The screening isn't a kindergarten entrance exam, since Kentucky only requires students meet an age requirement.  

Still, the screening is expected to better prepare school districts and communities to meet early students’ needs.