Beginning this school year, all Davis County kindergarten students will be given a skills assessment during the first four days of school.

Each student will be tested in a 20-minute period by their teacher. Parents can attend the testing if they wish."The purpose of this test is not to determine who can enter kindergarten but will only be used by the teacher to determine the skills that need to be taught," according to a school district press release.

The assessment will help teachers find learning needs in areas such as color recognition, visual discrimination, numeral comprehension and visual-motor skills. The results of the assessment will assist teachers to individualize instruction based on needs of each child.

Parents with questions or concerns should contact the school principal.