Beginning in 2018-19, DPS will no longer offer the Advanced Kindergarten (ADK) program. Instead, we will work to expand the opportunity for all kindergarten students to access advanced learning through all of our kindergarten classes, across the district. In order to expand access for all students, we will be eliminating the testing process by the Gifted and Talented (GT) Department. This will allow us to reallocate resources to better serve the entire kindergarten student segment and ensure advanced early learners are identified through clear differentiation. The GT department and the ECE department will work closely to ensure all ECE teachers receive professional trainings in order to accurately differentiate and meet the needs of our advanced and gifted learners.