KIDS Videos


The Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) is an observational tool designed to help teachers, administrators, families and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten. 

KIDS focuses on the knowledge, skills and behaviors across four key domains that most impact long-term student success:

► Approaches to Learning and Self-Regulation
► Social and Emotional Development
► Language and Literacy Development
► Cognition: Math

KIDS uses classroom observations to assess kindergarten students' development in those four critical learning areas within the first 40 days of school.

To learn more about KIDS, please view the following videos prepared by ISBE. The first is in English, and the second is in Spanish.