TOP 10 KEA Resources - Selected Just for You!


#1 Quick Guides


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KEA Quick Guides

Unpack the construct progressions with your colleagues using these Quick Guides:

#2 Observing in Centers and Daily Routines


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KEA Construct Observation Guides

These spreadsheets provide examples of how to observe for all of the constructs within regular daily centers and routines.

#3 KEA Posters and Planning Guides


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Kindergarten Center Posters and Planning Guides

These posters and guides are designed to support efforts in setting up various learning centers in a kindergarten classroom and to think intentionally about, plan for and facilitate important learning to occur in these areas. Resources address the following Learning Centers:

The Kindergarten Center Posters and Planning Guides can also be purchased through NCDPI Publications (cost is $12, order #KG122). Click here for more information.

#4 Integrated Lessons


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Integrated Lessons for KEA

These integrated lessons illustrate how teachers can observe for several different constructs within the context of one lesson.

Planning document for integrated lessons:

#5 PLC Talk About Constructs


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PLC Meeting Agenda

The PLC Meeting Agenda provides a framework for teachers to learn about the construct progressions for the KEA.

#6 PLC Talk About Formative Assessment


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PLC Protocol Template

The PLC Protocol Template provides a framework for teachers as they come together to learn about formative assessment and apply their understanding of the construct progressions for the KEA.

#7 Printed Versions of KEA Constructs


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Printed Versions of the KEA Construct Progressions in Various Formats

#8 Self-Reflect About Formative Assessment


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Self-Reflection Tool for the Formative Assessment Process

This self-reflection tool is important for educators as they begin implementation of the formative assessment process. It helps them to know the expected implementation of the Five Critical Components and uses I can statements to support reflection and professional goal-setting.

#9 Jigsaw for Formative Assessment


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Jigsaw of the Five Critical Components

NC 5 Critical Component Jigsaw Activity - this activity involves using the NC 5 Critical Components handout and this JIGSAW handout and inviting participants to follow the directions on the handout to get to know NC 5 Critical Components.

#10 Sequence the KEA Constructs


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KEA Construct Progressions Sequencing Activity

In this activity, "players" are given a set of steps for a given construct, out of order. The object is to correctly order the steps within each construct. Players can check their thinking using the answer key provided for each construct. This can be completed with small groups with a variety of the constructs to build understanding. Construct cards and answer keys are provided below.

Notes for facilitation: Notes for the Facilitator

Construct Cards and Answer Keys:




Partnering with Families

This video provides a parent's perspective on the importance of the work Kindergarten teachers are doing in the formative assessment process. Chris O'Brien, a member of your RIT, focuses on his daughter's experience with the KEA and talks personally about why it matters. use this video during open houses, kindergarten orientation, and even post it on your district website's Parent page! To download Spanish translation, click here.



Five Domains of Learning and Development

Domains of Learning and Development LiveBinder
This livebinder was developed as a self-paced independent learning tool to deepen awareness and understanding about the Five Domains of Learning and Development.

Teachers Sharing Ideas!

Check out the KEA Gallery to see ideas teachers are sharing as they implement the Kindergarten Entry Assessment.

Technology Support

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See our Technology Support page for more information and technology support.