Kentucky’s Common Kindergarten Entry Screener, the BRIGANCE Early Childhood Kindergarten Screen III, provides a quick and accurate assessment of a child’s development in five areas: Academic/Cognitive, Language, Development, Physical Development, Self-Help and Social-Emotional Development.

When is the test?

During the first month of kindergarten, students will be administered the BRIGANCE assessment.  For the 2016-2017 academic year, the test window is scheduled for August 29 – September 2, 2016.

How is the test scored?

The test is scored by the test administrator in 3 steps. First, the administrator scores each of the 12 assessment areas individually. They do this by multiplying the total correct answers for that section by a specific point value per question. Each section has questions weighed at a different amount based on the skill level required and age of testing. For example, a Kindergartener will only get ½ point for each uppercase letter named correctly but gets 3 points for each correct question related to number readiness. Second, after they have determined the child’s scores for each section they compile the results. The test is based on a total score of 100 points.  Third, the total score is compared to a national average scale to indicate if the student is above, below, or of average ability level.