Early Entrance Kindergarten FAQ
- What is the birthday cutoff for testing?
- What is the cutoff date for registering for kindergarten without doing early entrance testing?
- What assessment areas are evaluated for early entrance to kindergarten?
- How well do children need to score on the assessment to qualify for early entrance?
- What percent of children tested qualify for early entrance?
- Where do I get the application?
- When will I know the testing dates?
- Who does the testing?
- How long does the assessment session take?
- What happens if my child cannot complete the assessment?
- Can my child take the assessment more than once?
- When will I know the results of the testing?
- How much does the testing cost?
- What if I do not live in the Northshore School district attendance area?
- When will I be able to register my child in Kindergarten?
- I had my child privately tested and/or assessed in another school disrict. Can I submit these results with the application?
- Does my child need to read and write?
- What can I do to prepare my child for the assessment?
- If my child attends a private kindergarten can they then go into the public school for 1st grade?
- What do I do if I would like my child to attend first grade early?
You may download an application here during the application period: February 1-June 28, 2019. You may also call the Office of Elementary Education after January 15, 2019 at 425.408.7705 to request an application packet be mailed.
Early entrance evaluations will be scheduled and completed by the first week of August each year. Upon receipt of completed application and payment, families will receive a call or email to schedule their student's assessment session. Testing will take place at the Northshore School District, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell WA 98021, or a local school to be determined jointly.
Our district policy states that underage children who have successfully completed a state-approved kindergarten program of 450 or more hours including instruction in language arts, arithmetic, and reading, may be placed in a temporary classroom assignment for the purposes of evaluation prior to making a final determination of the student's appropriate placement. Such determination shall be made no later than the 30th calendar day following the student first day of attendance.