Current News & Updates

Current News & Updates

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The Impact

The Impact

The Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment System (TX-KEA) will enhance the quality and variety of screening instruments and reporting systems made available to Texas’ school districts, which serve more than 5 million students—including up to 400,000 new kindergarten students each year. learn more

Get Involved!

Get Involved

We need your input. In particular, we are looking for districts, schools, and teachers to help us develop the screening measures and training modules. To learn more about how to participate (e.g., focus groups, pilot study, validity study, etc.), click here.


"A child who's ready for kindergarten has a strong start toward success in school and in life," - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

The Texas Education Agency (TEA), in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) received a research award from the US Department of Education to develop the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment System (TX-KEA).  The TX-KEA has the opportunity to enhance the quality and variety of assessment instruments and systems used by Texas’ 1,227 school districts including up to 400,000 incoming kindergarten students annually. The overall goal of the project is to develop a comprehensive assessment that can be reliably administered by kindergarten teachers and is a valid predictor of academic success.

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