BRIGANCE Early Childhood
Kentucky's Common Kindergarten Screen
Information for 2020–2021 School Year
Kentucky Department of Education
Background Information
Full Implementation (2019–2020)
48,176 children were screened and their data entered into the OMS. Congratulations!
If you would like more information about the data gathered from 2019–2020, please visit the following website:
2020–2021 Implementation
Implementation Guide 2020–2021
  • For more information and updates, please refer to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) website and KDE email updates.
Prior Settings Data
View this helpful video on entering Prior Settings data into Infinite Campus:
Training Information
District Teacher/Staff Training
BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen Training
Kentucky's Common Kindergarten Entry Screen: Use this link to view the refresher webinar recording.
BRIGANCE Materials for District Trainers (password-protected)
District trainers can access 2020–2021 training materials from this password-protected site. The password was sent to district trainers from Jenni Larkins. Please contact Lauren Armour at if you need the password.

NOTE: The materials on this page are intended for use by Kentucky district personnel responsible for BRIGANCE training. Please do not make these materials available to others.
BRIGANCE Online Management System Training
It is required that each person taking part in the implementation of the Kindergarten Screen (administrators, teachers, data entry staff, etc.) view the following training videos. Teachers and data entry staff must view videos #1–9 (approximately 1 hr., 10 min. total). Administrators must view videos #1–11 (approximately 1 hr., 20 min. total).
• Part 1: Introduction and Overview (9:52 min)
• Part 2: Accessing the OMS (6:28 min)
• Part 3: Entering Required Screen Data: Core Assessments and Self-help & Social-Emotional Scales (12:17 min)
• Part 4: Viewing the Screening Summary Report and online Data Sheet (5:25 min)
• Part 5: Group Reports (9:01 min)
• Part 6: Recommended (not required) Screen Data: Supplemental Assessments and Reading Readiness Scale (4:52 min)
• Part 7: Parent Report (2:34 min)
• Part 8: Resources Tab (6:19 min)
• Part 9: Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Entering Data (8:43 min)
• Part 10: Administrator Features (6:42 min)
Teacher/Staff Screening Tools
Revision to Supplemental Assessment: 4S (Adds and Subtracts)
Revision to Page C-49 (child page) for Supplemental Assessment: 4S (Adds and Subtracts). If you choose to use this supplemental assessment, please print and use this version of page C-49 when screening children.
Child page for subtest 4A: Visual Motor Skills
Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales
Parent Report—Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales (English)
Parent Report—Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales (Spanish)
If you are hand-scoring the Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales, please use this page to replace page 77 of the K&1 Screens III (information in the OMS is not affected).
Reading Readiness Scale
Instructional Planning
Instructional Planning Sheet: Use this form to plan appropriate instruction based on screening results.
See the BRIGANCE Screen in Action!
Click here to see an example of a five-year-old being screened with the Screens III.
Online Management System
  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to view all of the training videos (above, in the Training Information section) to learn how to access your login information and to learn how to use the improved OMS!
  • To log in to the OMS, click here.
Contact Information
If you have questions/comments about:
KY Kindergarten Readiness Initiative
  • Timelines
  • Deadlines
  • Requirements
  • Materials

Jenni Larkins
Division of Assessment and Accountability Support
Office of Assessment and Accountability
(502) 564-4394, ext. 4715
BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen
  • Content
  • Administration directions
  • Scoring
  • Interpreting results

Curriculum Associates
Customer Service
(800) 225-0248, option 2
BRIGANCE Online Management System
  • Technical questions/issues (such as inability to access,
    difficulties printing reports, etc.)
  • Guidance on using the features, including Observations and
    Family Connections, as well as reading/interpreting Reports
  • Timelines, deadlines, requirements for entering data into the OMS
  • Infinite Campus questions
Curriculum Associates
(800) 225-0248, press 6 for Technical Support

Jenni Larkins
Division of Assessment and Accountability Support
Office of Assessment and Accountability
(502) 564-4394, ext. 4715

Training (of Teachers)
  • Screen training: In-person training schedule, locations, etc.
  • OMS training
Please contact your district's “District Contact”/district trainer for dates, times, locations, and other information. If you do not know who your district contact is, check with your principal.

See above section entitled “BRIGANCE Online Management System Training” for recorded training videos.