GKIDS is used to determine if a child is meeting the Kindergarten Standards. It is "graded" by Not Yet Demonstrated, Emerging, Progressing, Meeting, or Exceeding. They must meet at least 70% of Math & ELA Standards to be promoted to First Grade. Below is more information about GKIDS.
Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) is a year-long, performance-based assessment aligned to the state mandated content standards. The goal of the assessment program is to provide teachers with information about the level of instructional support needed by individual students entering kindergarten and first grade. GKIDS will allow teachers to assess student performance during instruction, record student performance in an on-line database, and generate reports for instructional planning, progress reports, report cards, SST, and/or parent conferences. Throughout the year, teachers may assess students and record GKIDS data based on their system’s curriculum map or report card schedule. At the end of the year, summary reports and individual student reports will be generated based on the data the teacher has entered throughout the year.