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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>Curriculum Directors,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>My apology. These are the
correct and reformatted </span><span style='font-family:"Corbel","sans-serif"'>Kindergarten
Assessment documents.</span><span style='color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>Please contact Emily Sweeten (information
below) should you have problems or questions regarding these forms.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>Thank you,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><i>Patty Hunt<o:p></o:p></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Administrative Secretary<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Curriculum and Instruction<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Utah State Office of Education<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>patty.hunt@schools.utah.gov<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Dear Curriculum Directors, and other interested parties,<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Attached is the draft of the new Kindergarten
Assessment.&nbsp; There are four separate documents, all of which need to be
used during the assessment:<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Administration and Scoring Guide,<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Student Copies (pages for the student to look at during
the assessment),<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Student Handouts (pages students will write on during
the assessment), and<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>4.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Student Score Sheet (on which the person administering <span
style='color:#1F497D'>the assessment </span>keeps notes).<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>The assessment is designed so that the teacher records the student
responses on a bubble sheet as the test is given.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Please treat it as the controlled document it is—meaning you
are free to share it with others for review and feedback purposes, but don’t
let it out other than that.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>I encourage you to print and administer the assessment for
the next month or so on family or friends or other willing victims.&nbsp;
&nbsp;Get a sense of how it works and then get feedback to me. I would love the
feedback.&nbsp; It is still in draft form.&nbsp; <b>Please get any feedback to
me by Thursday, July 23<sup>rd</sup> &nbsp;so that a final version can be ready
by our first training session.<o:p></o:p></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Training sessions will be held:<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Monday, August 3<sup>rd</sup> from 1:30 – 3:30pm in the USOE
Boardroom.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='color:red'>OR<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Friday August 7<sup>th</sup> from 9:00 – 11:00am in the
Alpine School District Offices.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Please RSVP which meeting you want to attend to Emily at <a
href="mailto:Emily.sweeten@schools.utah.gov">Emily.sweeten@schools.utah.gov</a>
<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Reed<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Dr. Reed F. Spencer<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Coordinator, K-12 Literacy<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Utah State Office of Education<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>(801)538-7785<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Corbel","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Corbel","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'>&nbsp;
¸.•*´¨*</span></b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
color:#C0504D'>♥</span></b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'>*¨´*•.¸</span></b><b><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";color:#215868'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><i><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";
color:#404040'>Emily Sweeten <o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";color:#404040'>Executive
Secretary</span></b><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";
color:#404040'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";color:#404040'>Utah
State Office of Education<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";color:#404040'>P:
(801) 538-7785<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Bradley Hand ITC";color:#404040'>F:
(801) 538-7769<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'>&nbsp;
*¨´*•.¸</span></b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
color:#C0504D'>♥</span></b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'>¸.•*´¨*</span></b><span
style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

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