Kindergarten screening program to be offered in Beaumont area

A kindergarten screening designed to help teachers learn more about their students' academic skills is available for free to public and charter schools in the Beaumont area.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston announced Tuesday that an informational session on the program will be held Wednesday at the Region 5 Education Service Center, which can be found on the fourth floor of the Edison Plaza on Pine Street in downtown Beaumont.

The program is supposed to enable teachers to provide targeted instruction based on students’ needs.

Participants will also learn about Texas School Ready infant, toddler and pre-K resources, which include child progress monitoring, professional development, supplemental curriculum and classroom observation tools.

These early childhood resources are available at no cost to Texas public school districts, charter schools and Head Start programs.

Research has shown that these tools and resources help early childhood teachers improve their teaching skills and provide a better environment for children’s learning. The information session is hosted in partnership with Region 5 ESC.

  • WHO: The Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
  • WHAT: An informational session on the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA), a new kindergarten screener developed in partnership with the Texas Education Agency and available for free to all Texas public schools on the CLI Engage online platform
  • WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, noon-2 p.m.
  • WHERE: Region 5 Education Service Center; Fourth Floor – Magnolia Room; 350 Pine St.; Beaumont, Texas 77701
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