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Killeen ISD Promotes the Power of PreK
Killeen ISD reminds parents of free, ongoing, full-day, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten programs available to 4- and 5-year-old children within the district.
Current enrollment for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten are significantly lower than school district projections. District leaders anticipated 7,031 students for those early grade levels. To date, enrollment stands at 5,958.
Trendlines across the state suggest parents are choosing to keep their youngest learners home or are unaware of the free programs available to them.
Military families living on post can also take advantage of free, full-day pre-kindergarten for 3-year-olds. If a child meets the qualifications for PreK-3 or PreK-4, they will automatically be placed in the program.
Children who complete pre-kindergarten are more prepared for kindergarten, develop age-appropriate skills and benefit from a balanced approach to early literacy and socialization. PreK-3 class sizes are small and each classroom includes two adults, a certified teacher and a classroom aide.
Due to COVID-19, KISD limited its annual Pre-K Roundup to a virtual event. Also, the district’s usual community outreach at local retailers did not happen during the summer.
Parents can learn more and enroll their students online today, www.kileenisd.org/enroll
Title III Links and Information
Aprendizaje Continuo En Español Para Grados Elementales
STAAR Test PDFS.
The STAAR Test Program Guides. Links explaining STAAR in English and in Spanish.
TELPAS test information for parents of students who participate in TELPAS. TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English
language. The letters in TELPAS stand for the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. The
Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal requirements. Texas annually
assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in
four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each
EL makes in becoming proficient in the use of academic English.
For our parents including Title III documents translated into Spanish--Informational sheet about the MAPS test. This test is given three times per year, Fall, Winter and Spring for Math and Reading.
For our Title III families, here is another video you may find helpful in assisting your students at home:
Aprender a leer en casa: oportunidades y desafíos - Florencia Salvarezza
For our Title III families, here is a presentation from one of the ESCs that you may find helpful for your use and for assisting your students at home:
Mientras estamos en casa: ¿cómo ayudo a mi hijo a aprender a leer? - Florencia Salvarezza
For our Title III parents, here is a link to resources for elementary school students for you to use in your home:
For our Title III families here is a collection of CIRCLE activities for your Pre-K students:(ELL)https://cliengagefamily.org/spanish/