My teaching partner and I developed this screening tool in order to give us a quick snapshot of where our incoming kindergarten students are academically. We usually assess students before coming to kindergarten in order to see if they are ready and to let parents know what they can work on over the summer.
This screener covers the following concepts:
-Letter and Sound ID
-Counts 1 to 1
-Identifying Numbers 1-20
There is also a data page to quickly identify strengths and weaknesses as well as a rating section. We use the rating to help us as we create our class lists. You could also use it to help you with small groups at the beginning of the year.