All students enrolled in Georgia public school kindergarten classrooms have the opportunity to participate in the GKIDS 2.0 assessment. Because of the range of students’ development and learning in kindergarten, universal allowances may be used, as needed, with all students for all performance tasks. These supports are aligned to best practices for access to instruction and assessment and provide flexibility to meet the diverse needs of a wide range of students.
For students who need additional support, comprehensive support may be provided. Comprehensive supports provide access to a performance task but may substantially alter what the student is expected to do. Comprehensive supports address the unique needs of the student for whom they are provided and assist the student in overcoming any barriers that prevent him or her from demonstrating what he or she knows and can do.