KIDS (2015) is made up of eleven domains. The focus of each domain is on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, or behaviors that
reflect each domain’s developmental constructs. Because there are multiple measures for each domain, a completed KIDS (2015)
instrument provides enough information to support assessment along a developmental continuum. A child’s learning and development across domains provides the child’s overall learning and developmental profile.
The Cognition: Math (COG: MATH) and Cognition: Science (COG: SCI) domains focus on observation, exploration of
people and objects, and investigation of objects and concepts. The COG: MATH domain includes the following knowledge or
skill areas: classification, number sense of quantity, number sense of math operations, measurement, patterning, and shapes.
The COG: SCI domain includes the following knowledge or skill areas: cause and effect, inquiry through observation and
investigation, documentation and communication of inquiry, and knowledge of the natural world.