Early Entrance - Kindergarten & First Grade

Crete-Monee School District 201-U has a process in place to determine student readiness for early admission into school. Parents who are interested in having their child considered for early entry for Kindergarten or First Grade shall follow the process listed below.

STEP 1: Formal Request and Document Submission (Registration Office) - All documents must be submitted by May 1st for the upcoming school year.
STEP 2: Assessment Process (Assessment Office)

Once STEP 1 is completed, students will participate in a screening process conducted by Crete-Monee School District personnel. Screenings will be conducted in May and August of each year. The Office of Teaching and Learning will contact parents to schedule testing date(s).

  • NWEA MAP for Reading and Math
  • STEP Literacy Assessment
  • Math Concept Assessment
  • Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL-4)
    • Motor
    • Language
    • Concepts
    • Social
    • Self-Help

STEP 3: Data Review and Recommendation (Office of Teaching and Learning)

The Office of Teaching and Learning will review parent and teacher questionnaires, previous academic records, and assessment results. Based on that review, a recommendation for or denial of early entry will be submitted to the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. The Assistant Superintendent will contact parents to review the results and finalize the decision.
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