Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)
The Florida Department of Education established a kindergarten readiness screening (FLKRS) based upon standards adopted by the State Board of Education.
All kindergarten students in public schools are screened using FLKRS. FLKRS will be administered in the first 30 days of kindergarten. Your child’s teacher will review the results of the screener with you.
FLKRS is aligned with the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Standards. The skills included in the VPK Education Standards are typically demonstrated by children by the end of the VPK program year. These standards are grouped by eight areas of development including:
Approaches to Learning
Social and Emotional Development
Language and Communication
Mathematical and Scientific Thinking
Social Studies and The Arts
FLKRS consists of a subset of the Work Sampling System® (WSS) and the kindergarten screening tasks of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading aligned to Florida Standards (FAIR-FS). The WSS is an observational tool that is used to screen a broad spectrum of skills, knowledge and behaviors that a student demonstrates upon entering kindergarten. The FAIR-FS measures skills that are important in learning to read. For purposes of kindergarten screening, the following areas are included: Letter Sounds, Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary Pairs, Following Directions, Listening Comprehension and Sentence Comprehension.