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Kindergarten (KEEP)

Kindergarten Entry & Exit Profile (KEEP)

The Utah State Board of Education changed the Kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (KEEP) assessment from an optional assessment to a statewide uniform assessment to be used Fall of 2017. See Board Rule R277-489 here.

The administration of the KEEP takes approximately 10-15 minutes to administer one-on-one.

BOY testing window: 3 weeks before the first day of school to 3 weeks after Kindergarten starts

EOY testing window: Last 4 weeks of school


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In order to support administration of the assessment, USBE staff will be offering numerous trainings between June 6th and August 1st. Kindergarten teachers are highly encouraged to attend so that they will be ready to administer the assessment when they return in the fall. Stipends will be provided for kindergarten teachers who attend the USBE Kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (KEEP) training this summer at a rate of $125.  To register for training, educators can visit OnTrack at The course # is 65327 and the course title is Kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile Training (KEEP).  All trainings are from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you have educators that are not in Cactus and therefore are unable to register in OnTrack, they can email Noralee Green at to get registered. Attendees will receive one set of KEEP materials to use for future administration as part of their attendance.