TX-KEA provides teachers with a comprehensive understanding of students’ learning, enabling them to design differentiated instruction to better meet students’ unique needs and share information with families.
TX-KEA provides multiple implementation options to school districts and charter schools in English and Spanish. The TX-KEA user guide provides information for these implementation options:
More information can be found on the TX-KEA page on CLI Engage.
This virtual session clarifies the purpose of the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) and provides kindergarten teachers with an understanding of the literacy screening measures and how to administer the assessment. Participants will discover the various types of reports available for viewing data and will explore the CIRCLE Activity Collection to support instruction in the classroom.
This session provides kindergarten teachers with an understanding of the features of effective instruction and how learn the various TX-KEA reports for understanding the needs of students and how to interpret beginning-of-year literacy screening scores. This interactive session will help teachers understand how to evaluate and plan whole and small group instruction using their Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) data. Teachers will also be shown how to use the CIRCLE Activity collection as a planning tool. Teachers will have several opportunities to work with and learn from each other as they practice techniques presented during the training.
This session provides school- and district-level leadership with a brief overview of the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) and the skills assessed with TX-KEA. Participants will experience a process for using classroom-level reports to analyze data for making instructional decisions.
This session provides participants with a user-friendly guide (available in English and Spanish), which was created to support phonological awareness (PA) skill development. Participants will learn how PA skills support reading and which TX-KEA measures benefit from targeted PA instruction. The practical activities target skills across the phonological awareness continuum in as little as 10 minutes per day.
This session addresses the importance of differentiated instruction to ensure learning is easily accessed by all children in the classroom, as well as providing scaffolding to progressively move children toward stronger understanding and, ultimately, greater independence in the learning process. Teachers will learn about the differences between differentiation and scaffolding and practice a variety of scaffolding techniques. As they consider what scaffolding techniques may be needed based on their TX-KEA data, teachers will practice adjusting scaffolds when planning.